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Not The Band – Blood In The Bathwater (She Called Herself Amanda) lyrics
She called herself Amanda and spoke English quite well
She was born in Scandinavia but you really couldn’t tell
She read Shakespeare and Keats and had a thing for snakes
She said they’re easy to handle in times when everything breaks

She said, I’m half Swedish, half Norwegian and all crazy
But one thing I ain’t sir is shiftless and lazy
But employers want papers or you’ll end up below minimum wage
Sixty hours a week and a face that looks twice your age

And you can employ me and reap profits out of me
I’ll always work hard and be the best that I can be
Throw me a knuckleball I’ll knock it straight out of the park
Give me a candle and I’ll light it with my own spark

Money ain’t no issue but I wanna use my brain
Now I’m weary with labor and faint with pain
If I had a great big fortune I’d just give it all away
I’d rather live beneath a bridge than take part in that game

I believe you’ve got to compromise with morals to do well
Rich men walk like camels through needles on their ways to Hell
So I’m another jarred pendulum swinging to a boss man’s beat
A mental fugitive trying to get back on her feet

Do you understand the reference? she said and emptied her glass
She took another hit and so I made my pass
She crossed her legs and laughed and smacked me with a book
That’s all she wrote buddy but you can have a little look

She showed me the goods that I would never get
Her drawings, her scars and a whole new alphabet
I got to see her soul and a wee bit more
And I went home slightly wiser than before

I guess it wouldn’t hurt to get a bit educated
The ones who own knowledge will always feel liberated
And now I feel sure that everything comes with a cost
In the end we all lose but somehow I feel I’ve already lost

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