Charlene - I’ve never been to me
Tekst en muziek: Ron Miller en Kenneth Hirsch
(1982)






Hey lady, you lady
Cursing at your life
You’re a discontented mother
And a regimented wife
I’ve no doubt, you dream about
The things you’ll never do
But I wish someone had a talk to me
Like I wanna talk to you



Ohoh, I’ve been to Georgia and California
And anywhere I could run
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
’Cause I have this need to tell you
Why I’m all alone today
I can see so much of me
Still living in your eyes
Won’t you share a part of a weary heart
That has lived a million lies



Oh, I’ve been to Nice and the isle of Greece
While I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved like 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 ain’t 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 you’re 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”



Sometimes I’ve been to crying for unborn children
That might have made me complete
But I, I took the sweet life, I never knew
I’d be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life, exploring the subtle whoring
That costs too much to be free
Hey lady, I’ve been to paradise
But I’ve never been to me
I’ve been to paradise
Never been to me



I’ve been to Georgia and California
And anywhere I could run
I’ve been to paradise
Never been to me
Been to Nice and the isle of Greece
While I sipped champagne on a yacht
I’ve been to paradise
Never been to me
I’ve been crying for unborn children









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