The Ballad Of Lucy Jordan

Album: Broken English (1979)
Charted: 48
  • The morning sun touched lightly on
    The eyes of Lucy Jordan
    In a white suburban bedroom
    In a white suburban town

    And she lay there 'neath the covers
    Dreaming of a thousand lovers
    'Til the world turned to orange
    And the room went spinning round

    At the age of thirty seven
    She realized she'd never ride
    Through Paris in a sports car
    With the warm wind in her hair

    So she let the phone keep ringing
    And she sat there softly singing
    Little nursery rhymes she'd memorized
    In her Daddy's easy chair

    Her husband, he's off to work
    And the kids are off to school
    And there were oh so many ways
    For her to spend her days

    She could clean the house for hours
    Or rearrange the flowers
    Or run naked through the shady street
    Screaming all the way

    At the age of thirty seven
    She realized she'd never ride
    Through Paris in a sports car
    With the warm wind in her hair

    So she let the phone keep ringing
    As she sat there softly singing
    Pretty nursery rhymes she'd memorized
    In her Daddy's easy chair

    The evening sun touched gently on
    The eyes of Lucy Jordan
    On the rooftop where she climbed
    When all the laughter grew too loud

    And she bowed and curtsied to the man
    Who reached and offered her his hand
    And he led her down to the long white car that waited past the crowd

    At the age of thirty seven
    She knew she'd found forever
    As she rode along through Paris
    With the warm wind in her hairWriter/s: SHEL SILVERSTEIN
    Publisher: T.R.O. INC.
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  • Ricky from Ohsweken, -Hi. If anyone reads this, I live in Ontario Canada and when I was younger (in the late 70's/early 80's) I heard a version of this song which I swear was done by Dolly Parton. If this sounds familiar to anyone here please let me know. Here's my email address - rickjgrantjohnson@yahoo.ca mention songfacts in the subject line.
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