Cold, Cold Heart

Album: Cold, Cold Heart (1952)
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  • I tried so hard my dear to show that you're my every dream.
    Yet you're afraid each thing I do is just some evil scheme
    A memory from your lonesome past keeps us so far apart
    Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

    Another love before my time made your heart sad and blue
    And so my heart is paying now for things I didn't do
    In anger unkind words are said that make the teardrops start
    Why can't I free your doubtful mind,and melt your cold cold heart

    You'll never know how much it hurts to see you sit and cry
    You know you need and want my love yet you're afraid to try
    Why do you run and hide from life,to try it just ain't smart
    Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

    There was a time when I believed that you belonged to me
    But now I know your heart is shackled to a memory
    The more I learn to care for you,the more we drift apart
    Why can't I free your doubtful mind and melt your cold cold heart

Comments: 3

  • Barry from Sauquoit, NyOn November 11th 1962, Dinah Washington's covered version of "Cold, Cold Heart" entered Billboard's Hot Top 100 chart for a one week stay at position #96...
    In 1951 she released different version of the song, and it peaked at #3 on Billboard's R&B Singles chart...
    Between 1944 and 1961 the 'Queen of the Blues' had forty-six records make the R&B Singles chart; and an amazing thirty-four of them made the Top 10 with five reaching #1, as a solo artist "Am I Asking Too Much" {1948}, "Baby Get Lost {1949}, and "This Bitter Earth" {1960}, then in duets with Brook Benton "Baby (You've Got What It Takes)" {1960} and "A Rockin' Good Way (to Mess Around and Fall in Love)" {1960}...
    Ms. Washington, born Ruth Lee Jones, passed away on December 14, 1963 at the young age of 39...
    May she R.I.P.
  • Joel from Cleveland, OhThis was also covered by Norah Jones.
  • Hank Williams Iii from Loganville, TnAnother amazing song from an amazing performer
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