Where She's From

Where She's From

tcelliott's picture

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Liner Notes: 

There's more to the story... maybe it's implied?

Lyrics: 

She was an accident of birth
With no intention to conceive
She grew up to be a lady
One I never would believe

She grew up and tried so hard
To leave her past behind
She married far beyond her station
The richest man that she could find
And no-one asks her where she's from

She grew up without her father
And her mother wasn't 'round
She had the smile of an angel
The sweetest smile I ever found

She grew up and tried so hard
To leave her past behind
She married far beyond her station
The richest man that she could find
And no-one asks her where she's from

I knew her when we both were young
Back before she would become
The richest lady of the valley
Married into a rich family

She grew up and tried so hard
To leave her past behind
She married far beyond her station
The richest man that she could find
She grew up and tried so hard
To leave her past behind
She married far beyond her station
The richest man that she could find
And no-one asks her where she's from



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Comments

visiblydistorted's picture

This story is really evocative. Not exactly relatable (not directly for me) but broadly very human, and expressing some interesting things about society that I think a lot of people struggle to grapple with. Interesting. I like it.

billwhite51's picture

i always like a good ballad. yu do some interesting things with your voice on the chorus. the ady seems to have stepped off a stagecoach into the modern worls. perhas she is the daughter of one of those san francisco madames, returning to her ilgrim heritage in new england.

sbs2018's picture

Beautiful song/story. I can relate to some of it, and I’ve seen the rest, which gave me compassion once I broke out of denial. Great insight on your part. I like the part about growing up to be a lady (instead of angry). Beautiful guitar and vocals.

philmcmill's picture

Nice story, great hook. Yeah, a bit more to the story, unsaid, (if it's implied, then a little too subtle) - makes it mysterious.

OdilonGreen's picture

Intriguing character sketch, telling us enough to pique our interest, while leaving the details of her life - and how she feels about it - largely hidden, much as I expect the woman herself is inscrutable to almost everyone outside her own head. The guitar and vocal performance are sensitive and evoke sympathy for her situation. Terrific job letting us get to know this character deeply, but also, paradoxically, not really, and keeping the listener invested all the way through.