Ba, ba, ba

Ornaments of life
Ornaments of life
There’s your brand new car, sir
Here’s your hat and gloves
There’s your pretty wife, sir
Whom you almost love

There’s your color TV set
And your impressive pad
There’s your little baby girl
You’re almost glad you had
Such a pretty dress, miss
Such a graceful walk
Bubbling femininity, authoritative talk
There’s your man he’s prominent
Treats you like a queen
All your little secrets kept
Your reputations clean
The proper ornaments of life

Gotta have status
Have a paid vacation
Have an intellectual education
Ornaments of life
Proper ornaments of life

Fur coats
Jewels and laces
Bright red lipstick
Big cars
Money,
Tuxes and top hats
Hide behind the mask of clothes and makeup ornaments

There’s your brand new car, sir
Here’s your hat and gloves
There’s your pretty wife, sir
Whom you almost love
There’s your color TV set
And your impressive pad
There’s your little baby girl
You’re almost glad you had

What’s behind that countenance
What’s behind the lace
What is in your mind and heart
Thats hidden by your face
Behind the ornaments in your life

Ba, ba, ba


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    General CommentIt's about people who are obsessed with money and "things" and their place in the social hierarchy, and who choose partners and have children not to love them or cherish them but to make a good impression on company they meet
    CuteSparkinaon June 10, 2007   Link

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