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I've Never Been to Me

By Charlene (a little revision by Your Teacher)


Hey Lady, You Lady
Cursing at your life
You're a discontented mother
And a rich invented wife
I've no doubt you dream about
The things you never do
But I wish someone had talked to me
Like I want to talk to you

Oh I've been to Georgia and California
And anywhere I could run
I took the hand of a preacher man
And we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places
And friendly faces
Because I had to be free
I've been to paradise
But I've never been to me.

Please lady, please lady.
Don't just walk away
Because I have this need to tell you
Why I'm all alone today.
I can see so much of me
Reflected in your eyes
Won't you share a part of a weary heart
That has lived a million lives?
Oh I've been to Nice
And the Isle of Greece
While I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved liked Harlow in Monte Carlo
And showed them what I've got.
I've been undressed by kings
And I've seen some things
That a woman's not supposed to see.
I've been to paradise
But I've never been to me

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie, a fantasy
We create about people and places
As we'd like them to be.
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby your holding
And it's that man you fought with this morning.
The same one you're going to make love with tonight.
That's truth, that's love.

Some times I've started crying for unborn children
That might have made me complete
But I took the sweet life
And never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet.
I've spent my life exploring
The subtle whoring
That cost too much to be free
Hey lady, I've been to paradise
But I've never been to me.

Week 48

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