Tuesday, December 05, 2006

like a phone call from an old friend

I haven't listened to Patty in several months, but I woke up with Mad Mission on the brain. I've been listening to her all morning, and am reminded again of how much I love this music. So, in honor of everyone's favorite folk singer, I offer some lyrics this morning. In the meantime, I'm off to the doctor, where he is certain to tell me I'm not having a baby this week, and I'm certain to ask him to reconsider. Happy Tuesday, everybody.

Sweet Lorraine

Sweet Lorraine, the fiery haired brown eyed schemer
Who came from a long line of drinkers and dreamers
Who knew that sunshine don't hold up to dark
Whose businesses fail
Who sleep in the park
Lorraine, who spoke of paintings in Paris
And outlandish things to her family just to scare us
whose heart went pokin' where it shouldn't ought
Whose mother could only spit at the thought of
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her father would tear out like a page of the Bible
Then he'd burn down the house to announce his arriva1
Her mother was working and never was home
Lorraine carved out a little life of her own
Lorraine started working, Lorraine went to school
Her mother threw stones at her on the day that she moved
Now isn't that a very strange thing to do
For someone who never really wanted you
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

Her daddy called her a slut and a whore
On the night before her wedding day
The very next morning at the church
Her daddy gave Lorraine away, Lorraine away
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

In the battle of time in the battle of will
It's only hope and your heart that gets killed
And it gets harder and harder Lorraine, to believe in magic
When what came before you is so very tragic
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine
Lorraine, sweet Lorraine

From Living With Ghosts
©1996 One Big Love Music/Chrome Dog Music (ASCAP)


heather said...

Ah well, they told me I wasn't having a baby too. And 6 hours later: Haydn.

Liz said...

It cant be 6 hours later...it takes me 9 just to get there!! (and believe, I'll drop it all and be there!) And thanks for the Patty-share. She makes me day. :)