"Once I Believed" as written by and Joe Derise John H. Burns....
ONCE I BELIEVED

LYRICS: JOHN H. BURNS

VERSE:

I TOOK FOR GRANTED THE SIMPLEST JOYS OF LIFE.
SMILES ALWAYS CAME AFTER TEARS.
DAY AFTER DAY, YEAR INTO YEAR
ALL THOSE PLEASURES I KNEW
ARE NO LONGER TRUE
FOR

CHORUS:

ONCE I BELIEVED THAT WITH APRIL CAME SPRING
AND THE SONGS A YOUNG LOVER WOULD SING.
WELL, HERE IT IS APRIL
BUT THERE'S NO SIGN OF SPRING.

WHY WAS I FOOLED BY THE OLD STANDARD RULE
THAT WITH ROSES THERE MUST BE PERFUME.
WELL, HERE ARE THE ROSES
BUT THERE IS NO PERFUME.

LIKE THE LEAVES THAT KISS THE TREES GOODBYE
TO GRACE THE FALLEN SNOW
FOOLISH I KISSED MY HEART GOOD BYE.
AND LIKE THE LEAVES IF FIND THE SNOW IS COLD.

ONCE I BELIEVED THAT NO SAD SONGS I'D SING.
NOW THE GODDESS OF LOVE'S HAD HER FLING.
SHE TOOK AWAY MY LOVE
AND LEFT NO SIGN OF SPRING.


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"Once I Believed" as written by John H. Burns Joe Derise

Lyrics © MARCIA HILLMAN D/B/A LANHILL MUSIC

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