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]
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

 



Comments

  • PAPERBACKWRITER said Apr 7, 2008...
    Ooooh, I was searching for this song too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!Thanks for posting polly <3<3<3paper ~p.s.howzer, friend? : )
  • pickersplock said Apr 7, 2008...
    Ha, I've never been to me either, and I am a discontented, regimented mother and wife!  Go figure!
  • polarheart said Apr 7, 2008...
    Paper, darling!! Its so cool to know you were also searching for this song.  I remembered some of the lyrics, but I couldn't remember the start or the chorus! Nice to see you! ((((hugs))))   Pickerella!! Hey, I knew a lot of us ladies here would identify with this song.  Its a oldie, but a goodie.  I hope you're doing ok. . .you got my number if you need me!! (((((hugs))))))
  • pickersplock said Apr 7, 2008...
    I love Pollie hugs! :)
  • lfbno7 said Apr 7, 2008...
    I was in California
  • pickersplock said Apr 7, 2008...
    Me too, I must have missed you!
  • fearing said Apr 7, 2008...
    Polarkins, I've never heard that song.  I like it!  Thanks for sharing.
  • CreativeWoman said Apr 7, 2008...
    I remember that song.  It's very sad and yet very true.CW
  • polarheart said Apr 8, 2008...
    lfbno. . .okay, okay! Are you saying you DONT identify with this song???? LOL!!! :-)))   Pickerella, you are too funny!  I have never been to California, but I will one day :-)   Fearingsweety, really?  Mind you, it is very old, but I remembered some of the lyrics from my youth and then I heard it on Shrek III recently and was able to trace it on YouTube.  Glad you liked it :-)   CW, it is incredibly sad.  I was a child when I heard this the first time.  Now that I am a wife and a mother the lyrics speak to me so much more.  Thanks for popping in (((hugs))))
  • PAPERBACKWRITER said Apr 12, 2008...
    listening again . . .
  • polarheart said Apr 12, 2008...
    Paper, I'll join you! :-)
  • PAPERBACKWRITER said Apr 12, 2008...
    (((hugs))):_  )
  • polarheart said Apr 12, 2008...
    [[[[[[[Hugs back at ya!]]]]]]]]]  
  • lfbno7 said Apr 12, 2008...
    No I don't identify with the song. I never took the hand of a preacher man and made love in the sun. And I've been to me more times than I care to remember. I really have no idea what he's talking about. I am being obstreperous.
  • polarheart said Apr 12, 2008...
    lfbno, you are too funny.  I would suspect that most men would have the same take on this song as you!  LOL!

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