She Got What She Wanted

from by Eliot Wilder

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She yearned to be something more
Something better
Have some kind of king-sized score
She wanted fame
Wanted to be cool
She had desires unfulfilled
In Catholic school
She wanted the spotlight
A big fat car
Lots of fine clothes
Wanted to be a movie star
Be in the papers
All over the internet
Be a contender
Be a terrible threat

She got what she wanted
But she lost what she had
She got what she wanted
And it didn't turn out so bad

She wasn't the smartest
But she did have streetwise sense
Still some folks thought
That she was kind of dense
She used her looks
She used her will
To take her from that dirty old town
To that mansion on the hill
When she got there
She abandoned all her roots
Traded in her grubby old shoes
For a brand new pair of boots
She lost weight
Bobbed her nose
Colored her hair
Painted her toes

I want to be something
Be someone great
I want to be something
Before it's too late
I want to be something
Show 'em what I can do
I want to be something
Want to break on through

You know all about her
Everyone does
Wherever she goes
There's a great big buzz
Whatever she says gets in the news
Folks want to know
All about her religious views
She makes it look easy
So well controlled
She struck while the iron was hot
But soon it'll turn freezing cold


from Songs for a Blue Girl, released December 9, 2016



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