"Dory Previn" as written by and Tracyanne Campbell....
Fed up of girls in pretty dresses
With boys who want to teach them a lesson
Sick of the sight of my old lover
Went under sheets and covers to get away from him

He can't see what it once meant to me
I think it's time I put him out of my mind

So I took a glimpse of Montana
Now nothing else matters
I'll heal eventually
How I adore you Dory Previn
Turned you up to eleven for the band's ears to bleed

I can't see what he once meant to me
Do you think it's time I put it out of my mind?
Do you think it's time I put it out of my mind?

I can't see what he once meant to me
Do you think it's time I put it out of my mind?
I can't see what he once meant to me
Do you think it's time I put it out of my mind?

Yeah I think it's time
I put him out of my mind
I think it's time
I let my love for him die

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"Dory Previn" as written by Tracyanne Campbell

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    General CommentDory Previn released an Album called "Mythical Kings and Iguanas".

    It features a song about Janis Joplin and how she bought a grave stone for famous blues singer Bessie Smith who died in poverty.JJ was pretty young and just making some cash when she bought the stone.The song goes on to talk about Janis' early death.

    Another song called "Lemon Haired Ladies" is about when her husband Andre Previn left her for Mia Farrow

    One song with the lyrics "goin home is such a ride" is similar to Camera Obscura's "Dory Previn" in that it yearns and analyses about love.

    Another song about the Hollywood sign is based on the story of a starlet who jumped from the Hollywood sign.

    Most of the work on Mythical Kings is autobiographical, funny, sad and easy to identify with.

    parlourprincesson December 08, 2009   Link
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    General Commentthat first bit is lovely - "fed up with girls in pretty dresses, with boys who want to teach them a lesson..." timeless :)
    kankurouon August 03, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt's very difficult to put someone out of one's mind even if the feelings and thoughts for him/her do not hold any affection. It's just habit and not obsession, but something else. It's a very tough thing to do.
    BustedLawnChairson February 13, 2007   Link
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    General Commentaccording to wiki:
    Dory Previn was a singer/songwriter/poet. She did the soundtrack to the Valley of the Dolls. She and her first husband, André Previn, received several Academy Award nominations for their joint efforts in motion picture songwriting.
    Sarahluvsu182on April 25, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDon't know much about Dory and Andre's relationship although i hear it was stormy but for me, ouch. Was just left by one of those "girls in pretty dresses" after eight years but when i first heard this song it sounded to me like something she might have been singing just before she cheated on me and split. Like i said, Ouch.
    4pawson July 17, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThe only reason its called 'Dory Previn' is that she listens to her to soothe the pain of her break up. 'how I adore you Dory Previn... I turn you up to 11', I liked the All Music Guide review that made Dory Previn to be some other girl rocking out in the basement with the singer, girl-crush sort of thing...

    Tracyanne Campbell is one of my favorite female songwriters, 'Lets Get Out..' is a great break-up album, this song is the saddest one..
    acorm88on June 08, 2008   Link

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