Thursday, February 28, 2008

Drippin' with Cheeze

Greetings from our nations capitol - Washington, DC!

I may be out traveling around, but I didn't want you all to miss this week's drippin's!

Maria over at Just Eat Your Cupcake had an interesting post about the "What ifs" in your life and it got me to thinking about this song.

We all have what ifs, and we all think that the grass could be greener on the other side, but if you listen to Charlene - you'll see that maybe it isn't!!!


I've Never Been To Me
( Charlene )

Hey lady, you lady,
cursing at your life
You're a discontented mother and a regimented wife
I've no doubt you dream about the things you'll never do
But, I wish someone had talked to me
Like I wanna talk to you.....

Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
I took the hand of a preacher man and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me

Please lady, please lady, don't just walk away
'Cause I have this need to tell you why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me still living in your eyes
Won't you share a part of a weary heart that has lived million lies....

Oh, I've been to Niece and the Isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht
I've moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo and showed 'em what I've got
I've been undressed by kings and I've seen some things that a woman ain't supposed to see
I've been to paradise, but I've never been to me

[spoken] This part just gets me every time...oh...the raw emotion of it!!!
Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie, a fantasy we create about people and places as we'd like them to be
But you know what truth is?
It's that little baby you're holding, it's that man you fought with this morning
The same one you're going to make love with tonight
That's truth, that's love......

Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children that might have made me complete
But I took the sweet life, I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I've spent my life exploring the subtle whoring that costs too much to be free

Hey lady......I've been to paradise,
(I've been to paradise)
But I've never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Neice and the isle of Greece while I've sipped champagne on a yacht)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to cryin' for unborn children that might have made me complete)
I've been to paradise, never been to me
(I've been to Georgia and California, and anywhere I could run)
I've been to paradise, never been to me

5 comments:

mcCutcheon said...

this is almost post secret-stuff, but I absolutely LOVE that song. used to be this thing in a certain circle of friends I was in way back. sigh. good times,... thanks for bringing that to me, shazza :)

The Village Carpenter said...

ACK! That's it!! THAT is the cheesiest song....EVER!
(no offense to McC)

the only daughter said...

I don't know the tune. After listening it seemed familiar but...no.

Dripping w/Cheese For Sure!!

Presbyfruit said...

How funny! VC and I were just singing this song--loudly--the other day and laughing about its utter cheesiness.

Okay, and I have to admit: I loved this song so much that I bought the 45.

Maria said...

I do know this song. Not one of my favorites, but I confess to liking Aubrey by Bread......