"Ugly Little Dreams" as written by and Tracey Anne Thorn....
Frances keep your mouth shut dear
We don't want the neighbors 'round
With their ugly little schemes
That make the pretty world go 'round
And there's a place in it for every one of us
I'll keep the home fires burning
Only don't make a fuss

And if you're not impressed
With the wares life has to show
You can take them or leave them
They choose their own fare who say no
There's some ugly little dreams
For pretty girls to buy
It's enough to make you mad
But it's safer just to break down and cry

It's a battlefield Frances
You fight or concede
Victory to the enemy
Who call your strength insanity

What chance for such girls
How can we compete?
In a world that likes its women
Stupid and sweet

I bet you rue the day
The angels gave you your share
Of bright cornflower blue eyes
And golden hair
And there's a lot of ugly little dreams
For pretty girls to buy
It's enough to make you mad
But it's safer just to break down and cry
It's safer just to break down and cry


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"Ugly Little Dreams" as written by Tracey Anne Thorn

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    General CommentThis song is about the actress Frances Farmer who had a reputation for rebelliousness when it came to pressures to conform to rules of society and show business. She was accused of being mentally ill, but she would probably counter that it was the world that was mentally ill.
    epiwooshon February 03, 2015   Link

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