My lady story
My lady story

My lady story
Is one of annihilation
My lady story
Is one of breast amputation

My lady story
My lady story

I'm a hole in love
I'm a bride on fire
And I'm all twisted too in a starve of wire

My lady story
My lady story

Lie in road for you
And I've been your slave
My womb's an ocean full
Of grief and rage, ooh, ooh

My lady story
My lady story
My lady story
My lady story

Still you're coaxing me
To come on out and live
Well, I'm a crippled dog
I've got nothing to give, ooh, ooh

My lady story
My lady story
My lady story
My lady story

I'm so broken babe
But I want to see
Some shining eye
Some of my beauty
Lostest beauty
Lostest beauty


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    Another song based around gender confusion. This was one of the highlights of I Am A Bird Now for me. The backing when he sings 'My Lady Story' is stunning and the general feeling of the track is one of extreme comfort on a potentially uncomfortable subject (presumably a sex change operation). A song to be listened to whilst curled up in front of the fire on a winters evening and thinking of the one you love.

    mozza_fanon September 07, 2005   Link
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    his voice! this song!

    precipitateon March 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Comment

    I thought this song was about losing your breasts to cancer and feeling ilke you've lost your feminine beauty.

    room101on December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
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    maybe it's about being able to believe in and long for what is left of beauty, after your struggle to attain it has already been crushed a thousand times.

    muchthanmoreon January 13, 2006   Link
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    "I'm a crippled dog I've got nothing to give"

    probably the most emotionly distraught line i've ever heard

    iluvyougoldenblueon April 15, 2009   Link
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    some corrections:

    FROM my beauty My LOSTED beauty

    I think is that.

    Narayanon August 04, 2009   Link
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    isn't that one of the most beautiful songs ever recorded?

    Narayanon August 04, 2009   Link
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    I listen to this song and it totally resonates with me regarding my experience of breast cancer. The loss of femininity, and the scars, and the resulting sterilisation through the treatment needed. The term annialation totally describes the process. I am not sure that this is what Antony was referring to. Rather it may be regarding a sex change process. The song is probably one of my favourites ever.

    Iccaruson October 17, 2016   Link

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