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Her Song

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Third in the “Broadway” series, lyrics by John Schofield, music and magic added by Elisabeth Roberts.

Her Song
©2021John Schofield

Intro:
She pirouettes before the mirror and looks with half closed eyes
At a vision of a perfect past but all she really sees are lies

Verse 1
Her life is not a line of text
To be cut up into words
Reassembled as she wants it
Sung above some major chords

Verse 2
No metaphor or cute cliché
No neat melodic cadence
Can turn her past’s realities
Into something that makes sense

Chorus:
We can’t unburn the candle
We can’t turn back the clock
We can’t un-toll the bell of time
And she can’t un-sing her song

Verse 3
Better move on to tomorrow
On to what we can’t yet see
We can’t change what has happened
Only what’s about to be
Verse 4
But she goes back to her old song
Doesn’t see the words are cast
In the concrete of history
And she can’t rewrite her past

Chorus:
We can’t unburn the candle
We can’t turn back the clock
We can’t un-toll the bell of time
And she can’t un-sing her song

Outro:
She pirouettes before the mirror, looks with half closed eyes
At a vision of a perfect past but all she really sees are lies

Guest said

I was at the dance studio last night. A certain song came to mind as I executed some pirouettes before the mirror!

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