When he said
When he said that he liked my cut of hair
I became a barber
When he said
When he said my scent was Eau de Fleurs
I became a perfumer
When he said
When he said he liked the clothes I wear
I became a tailor

And I sewed a party dress
In and out and in and out
With a needle and a thread
In and out and in and out
In my head the thought of him
In and out, in and out and in

When he said
When he said he was leaving
I took up the violin
When he said
When he said that my body he'd not miss
I became a sculptress
When he said
When he said that my face he'd soon forget
I became a poet

And the fiddle and the bow
In and out and in and out
And the chisel and stone
In and out and in and out
And the fountain pen
In and out, in and out and in

Now that he's gone away
There isn't anyone to say
If I'm a lady gay
Or a crazy woman

Now that he's gone away
There isn't anyone to say
If I'm a diamond
Or a dime-a-dozen

Didn't I gleam in my father's eye?
Who am I? Who am I?
Didn't I split my mother's side?
Who am I? Who am I?
Didn't I drink her nipple dry?
Who am I?
And no one taught me how to cry
Who am I?
Had to cry for what I wanted in the night
Who am I? Who am I?
Didn't I cry?
Who am I? Who am I?


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    My InterpretationI've always seen this song as someone who's talking about how their definition of themself comes from the one attached by others. in this case a partner, or a parent or a male figure of some description. Who ever he says she is, she beieves and now that she's gone she's left with no idea of who she is anymore, her identity lost without him.
    gleestaron October 01, 2016   Link

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