"Never Yours" as written by and Tracy L Chapman....
Say I have known some
Less than I should
Say I have known some
Too well for my own good
Say I'm a saint of mercy
Say I'm a whore
I've been a lot of things
But never yours

I wear my mama's dress
Her finest clothes
Daddy showed me outside
To meet you on the front porch
I laugh at all your jokes
But you look bored
I've been a lot of things but never yours

You never cross my mind
You can be sure
You'll never catch my eye
Waiting for you watching the door
I let you hold me
Dry lip kiss me on the dance hall floor
I've been a lot of things
But never yours

Never yours [Repeat: x8]

So you say you won
It was a bet
A game of pool or cards
I repay my family's debt
I let you lie beside me
With no remorse
I've been a lot of things
But never yours


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"Never Yours" as written by Tracy L Chapman

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    General CommentI've never seen this song as anything but the story of a young woman, raped at the prom by the son of a family friend that had made a bet that he could bed her at the prom.

    After being raped, she may have gained a reputation as a whore because of his subsequent boasting, or he could have called her such during a confrontation at some point.

    To me, the arranged marriage idea doesn't work because the relationship is a past tense situation, and this is not a happy song, at all.
    JudasRemainson June 28, 2008   Link

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