Lyrics – Lucy

Lucy

words and music © 1995, Kate MacColl

Lucy is scared –
Lucy is what you’d call a heavy smoker but the experts say nicotine’s not addictive so she
Can’t be hooked, it’s just that…

Lucy is scared –
She has never seen herself naked, she takes her showers in the dark so
She has never looked

TAKE A LITTLE NEUROSIS, MIX IT UP WITH ADDICTION TO SUBSTANCES LIKE
ASPERTAME AND CAFFIENE, THROW IN A LOT OF GRIEF, MAKE SURE IT’S
REPRESSED, SUPPRESSED, BARELY HOLDING TOGETHER, ADD A LIFE THAT’S
LIFELESS, LOVELESS, LONELY…WHADDYA GET?

Lucy is scared –
And she doesn’t do mornings, but she’ll pick up the phone if it rings because then the
Caller has to feel guilty

Lucy is very, very scared –
Have you ever seen her eat?  Aspirin doesn’t count…now she’s
Weighing in at 93

CHORUS

Lucy is scared –
Lucy wears black, but she’ll tell you not to read too much into it
She just doesn’t like colours

Lucy is very, very scared –
But don’t bring it up, OK?  And for Christ’s sake don’t mention that you’ve noticed it all seemed to
Start with the death of her mother

CHORUS (2x)

 

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