"A Life Of Her Own" as written by and Treacy....
She sits alone in the kitchen
With her memories without the gloves
She thinks of all the better times she's had
She was young, the days seemed short
So much to do, so little time
But now the days just seem to pass her by

So she cries, she takes a pill
And then another, calls her mother
Mother, can you baby-sit tonight?

But would she scream her husband doesn't care
So many times she's wished she wasn't there

In the morning, does the washing up
The fish and chips the children left
She scrapes away into the bin
Four o'clock, the homeward schoolboys
They scream and shout a life they rule
She dreams of holidays and better things


She wished that she was alone
That she could have a life of her own

So she sits alone in the park
She wishes she could run away
But deep inside she knows she never will
She dreams of living in the country
With a garden full of daffodil's
For now, a box on the window sill


She wished that she was alone
That she could have a life of her own
That she could have a life of her own

Lyrics submitted by The Dog That Ate..., edited by franz h. blake

"A Life of Her Own" as written by Treacy

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    General CommentSad tender song... The lyrics are not very subtle, their meaning quite obvious, but it's so rare to hear this kind of words in the mouth of a man... It's so true, the words are very simple, and consequently so close to reality.
    When I first heard it, I instantly thought of all those young women I've seen in my life, that switched from "girls" to "mothers" (sometimes, they're "girls mothers" like Morrissey would say...), and have done it just "too much too soon" or "too much too young", as you want. A life lost : the sort of thing you can read on their faces
    Please, excuse me there are some errors in the lyrics, cause I'm French and I did the best that I could
    The Dog That Ate...on October 03, 2006   Link

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