Mabel Normand

Album: 4 Karat Gold: Songs From the Vault (2014)
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  • Natural inner beauty
    I guess you could say she's just an unapproachable comedienne
    Haven't much faith in her talent
    She didn't work
    No comedienne has not been the clown
    She did her work,
    But her heart was quietly crying
    I guess she even felt guilty
    'Bout even dying
    Sad Mabel Normand

    So my friend is continuing
    On a destructive road
    His life passes before him like an
    Unfortunate circumstance
    He and his friend are at odds
    And he is not winning...
    Why does someone always have to win?
    He says it matters...
    Strange things do follow when you love someone
    So you put that someone in exile
    How about I call you Beloved Exile...

    He called today
    He says, "Don't give up"
    I ask him, "What are you talking about?"
    I said things are not the same...
    Since you've been gone Rome burned down
    And still it's all the same
    So I moved away from the house that held nothing
    But waiting for messages
    And all through the day's seasons
    I went running with the sun
    And I pray every day for the answers
    In a still and almost silent night
    He began to hide his beauty
    And I learned to say the words
    Well, just whose side are you on, anyway?
    You change sides
    What does it matter?
    Still you change sides
    Every other day you just change sides

    So, continue on your destructive road
    Oh, your life passes before me
    Like an unknown circumstance
    You and your friend are at odds
    And you are not winning
    Why does someone always have to win?
    And all those races that are run
    They cause patterns
    Strange things do follow when you love someone
    So you put that someone in exile
    And you say, "I'll write a book about it and call it Beloved Exile"

    Well, her life was a gas
    Simply everything that happened
    Well, the old lady said, yes it was sad
    She fought a losing battle
    One day at a time
    She might even make it through tomorrow
    Maybe in another show, natural inner beauty
    I guess you could just say she was just unapproachable
    Baby, comedienne
    So beautiful, so beautiful
    She fought a losing battle
    She might even make it through tomorrow
    So beautiful, so beautiful
    Sad we won't know her Writer/s: STEPHANIE NICKS
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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