"The Ballad of Lucy Jordan" as written by and Shel Silverstein....
The mornin' sun touched lightly
On the eyes of Lucy Jordan
In her white suburban bedroom
In her white suburban town
As she lay there, neath the covers
Dreamin' of a thousand lovers'
'Til the world turned orange
And the room went spinnin' round

At the age of thirty-seven
She realized she'd never ride
Through Paris in a sports car
With the warm wind in her hair
And she let the phone keep ringing
As she sat there softly singin'
Pretty nursery rhymes she'd memorized
In her daddy's easy chair

Her husband he was off to work
And the kids were off to school
And there were on so many ways
For her to spend the day
She could clean the house for hours
Or rearrange the flowers
Or run naked down the shady street
Screamin' all the way

The evenin' sun touched gently on
The eyes of Lucy Jordan
On the rooftop where she climbed
When all the laughter grew too loud
And she bowed and curtsy to the man
Who reached and offered her his hand
And led her down to the long white car
That waited past the crowd

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    My InterpretationThis is a cover of a song originally done by Marianne Faithfull.

    I think its quite easy to understand. Its about a woman who has led a pretty standard life, but at the age of 37 is at a crossroads where she thinks she wants to achieve more. She considers running down the street naked, screaming! Then a tall dark stranger offers her his hand and leads her to his car for an adventure. Maybe you are never too young to do something exciting in your life.
    russmon February 11, 2012   Link

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