"Sossity: You're A Woman" as written by and Ian Anderson....
Hello, you straight-laced lady
Dressed in white but your shoes aren't clean
Painted them up with polish
In the hope we can't see where you've been

The smiling face that you've worn
To greet me rising at morning
Sent me out to work for my score
Please me and say what it's for
Give me the straight-laced promise
And not the pathetic lie

Tie me down with your ribbons
And sulk when I ask you why
Your Sunday paper voice cries
Demanding truths I deny

The bitter-sweet kiss you pretended
Is offered, our affair mended
Sossity, you're a woman
Society, you're a woman

All of the tears you're wasting
Are for yourself and not for me
It's sad to know you're aging
Sadder still to admit I'm free
Your immature physical toy
Has grown too young to enjoy

At last your straight-laced agreement
Woman, you were too old for me
Sossity, you're a woman
Society, you're a woman




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"Sossity; You're a Woman" as written by Ian Anderson

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    General CommentMakes me think of Hamlet's screed, "Frailty, thy name is woman. What a contrast of tone and sense of the nature of femaile comanion to that of Inside.
    Is Sossity a common name or nickname in Great Britain?
    excomposton October 03, 2008   Link
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    MemorySossity is a play on word of society. Tull's guitarist Martin Barre made thought the same mistake, and m bought a boat and named it Sossity. After Ian told Barre him the actual meaning, he sold the boat!
    XZYOEon March 17, 2009   Link

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