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Song I wrote seventeen years ago. 4:00 am after work. High.

Smoke and Mirrors

The music engulfs her
Her eyes begin to close
The beat goes ‘boom bada boom’
No one really knows

As she lay there, beside herself
Inside the fishbowl of smoke
She is just a ballerina
Trying not to choke

Her eyes gaze in to the crowd
Beyond the blinking lights
Her body going through the motions
It’s just another night

Chorus

She’s just a ballerina
Tip toeing through the show
An angel with a broken wing
Trying to make it through the snow

She’s just a ballerina
Trying to survive
With a blanket of hunger surrounding her
It’s a wonder she’s still alive

She dreams of the quiet ride home
The moment she slips in to bed
Visions of Sugar Plum fairies
Still very much alive in her head

She’s just a ballerina
Tip toeing through the show
An angel with a broken wing
Trying to make it through the snow

She’s just a ballerina
Trying to survive
With a blanket of hunger surrounding her
It’s a wonder she’s still alive

Copyright © 1997 by Christine Macdonald. All Rights Reserved.

16 comments

  1. Great lyrics and excellent blog site!In one sense it's remarkable that you would have written this at 4am and 'High'. But, oddly enough, I know that some of my most creative thinking comes about just before I hit the pillow and just after I wake up.

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  2. That's a wonderful song. I wish that I could hear the music to it.Your lines about a ballerina tiptoeing through the snow are exactly how I feel sometimes.Happy SITS Saturday!

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  3. ''As she lay there, beside herselfInside the fishbowl of smokeShe is just a ballerinaTrying not to choke''Just amazing…I am a lyric sucker and that right there made me want to fall back on my pillow and sigh~

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