Ella Fitzgerald

Smooth road, clear day
But why am I the only one travelin' this way?
How strange the road to love should be so easy
Can't you see the detour ahead?

Wake up, slow down
Before you crash and break your heart, gullable
You fool, you're headed in the wrong direction
Can't you see the detour ahead?

The further you travel, the harder to unravel the
she spins around you
Turn back while there's time, don't you see the
danger sign
Soft shoulders surround you

Smooth road, clear night
Oh lucky me that suddenly I saw the light
I'm turning back away from all that sorrow
Smooth road, clear day
No detour ahead

(repeat from *)


Ella Jane Fitzgerald (April 25, 1917 – June 15, 1996) was an American jazz vocalist with a vocal range spanning three octaves (D♭3 to D♭6). Often referred to as the "First Lady of Song" and the "Queen of Jazz," she was noted for her purity of tone, impeccable diction, phrasing and intonation, and a "horn-like" improvisational ability, particularly in her scat singing.
Fitzgerald was a notable interpreter of the Great American Songbook. Over the course of her 60-year recording career ... Read More