I'm Painting The Town Red lyrics

A smile on my face
A song on my lips
Pretending is all I do
Im painting the town red
To hide a heart thats blue

Im gay with the crowd
I play with the crowd
But oh, if they only knew
Im painting the town red
To hide a heart thats blue
Must I go on carrin on?

My merry song is just pretend
Loving you so, wanting you so
Where will it end, how will it end?

A smile on my face
A song on my lips
But never forgetting you
Im painting the town red
To hide a heart thats blue

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