false eyelashes


Karen-Ann was a dancer
Driving 'round the country
In an old volkswagon
Living from town to town
Living from town to town

Chicago to New Orleans
Tulsa to Omaha
Late 60's America
In the days before it all went wrong
In the days before it all went to hell

Karen-Ann was a dancer
Stagename Scarlett O'Hara
With a pair of false eyelashes
She burned the city down
She burned Atlanta to the ground

Yes, Karen-Ann she was a dancer
With two cats, a husband and a baby
Parading down the backstreets
In a blond wig full of dreams
In a blond wig full of dreams

	Collecting the cash
	No tricks just flash
	"Hey, don't consider me brash," she said
	With a flick of a false eyelash

Now she teaches piano
In a bungaloo by a river
She shivers as the sun goes down
On a retired Florida town
On a retired Florida town

	But deep inside she's still dancing
	Up on stage wearing nothing
	Except a circle of light
	And a pair of false eyelashes
©Mike Runion, 2004
January 2004