How Long Has This Been Going On? lyrics

neath the stars, at bazaars
Often Ive had to caress men
Five or ten, dollars then, Id collect from all those yes-men
Dont be sad, I must add, that they meant no more than chess-men

Darling, cant you see?
twas for charity?
Though these lips have made slips, it was never really serious
Whod have thought, Id be brought to a state thats so delirious?

I could cry salty tears
Where have I been all these years?
Little wow, tell me now
How long has this been goin on?

There were chills up my spine
And some thrills I cant define
Listen sweet, I repeat
How long has this been goin on?

Oh, I feel that I could melt
Into heaven Im hurled
I know how columbus felt
Finding another world

Kiss me once, then once more
What a dunce I was before
What a break, for heavens sake
How long has this been goin on?

(spoken)
Kiss me twice, once more, thrice, make it four

What a break, for heavens sake
How long has this been goin on?

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What do you think is the meaning of How Long Has This Been Going On? by Ella Fitzgerald?