Grace in a Laundromat

Grace in a Laundromat

crisp1's picture


Liner Notes: 

First lyric up for me. Please let me know if you'd like to set this to music. Thanks!--Doug


I found Grace in a laundromat
She mixed the colors with the whites
She kept her quarters in a Hello Kitty purse
And said she always did her washing late at night

I found Grace in a laundromat
She wore her San Francisco smile
I re-washed several loads so I wouldn’t have to leave
Because I couldn’t bear to walk that lonely mile

We’d lived together many years before near Union Square
I loved her but she couldn’t be convinced
She left a note that said, “Don’t try to fi-ind me”
I’D been looking for her ever since

I found Grace in a laundromat
She said she had a cat and dog
“Cuz hu-man beings never understand my ways”
She kissed my cheek and then she vanished in the fog

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cindyrella's picture

What a great picture you have painted! I love it. Let me know if it gets music!

metalfoot's picture

That's a really great bit of storytelling for only a few short verses.

Klaus's picture

It's so nice to see somebody using the AABA structure. It works well. Nice title and a good story. There are lots of memorable details, like San Francisco smile, and Hello Kitty purse, but I like the last A-section the best. Very good start!

tamsnumber4's picture

This is awesome, wonderful write and woven with magic, I might do a version of this, if you are interested, I know you must have a male version in mind.

coolparadiso's picture

Cool lyrics. I got to meet Grace! So much said in a relatively short lyric.

colgoo's picture

Nice storytelling! I look forward to hearing this.

Kristi's picture

Oh, a sad one...I enjoyed all the details you provide. They really bring it alive so nicely!

DeannaSweidel's picture

Such great storytelling and the picture you paint allows for us to envision it all.

katpiercemusic's picture

I really like this but the first two lines really sound like the start of an extended personification. I like the way you capture the feeling of loneliness through laundromats and late nights.

sph's picture

Very rich scene you describe here

owl's picture

the feeling and story behind this reminds me a bit of "Tangled Up in Blue". Lovely character study, I like all the details like the late night washing and the "San Francisco smile."