The Magdalene Laundries 1994 Joni Mitchell

เพลงThe Magdalene Laundries

ศิลปิน: Joni Mitchell

อัลบัม: Turbulent Indigo

ออกเมื่อ: 25-10-1994

I was an unmarried girl

Id just turned twenty-seven

 

When they sent me to the sisters

 

For the way men looked at me

 

Branded as a jezebel

 

I knew I was not bound for heaven

 

Id be cast in shame

Into the magdalene laundries

 

Most girls come here pregnant

 

Some by their own fathers

 

Bridget got that belly

By her parish priest

 

Were trying to get things white as snow

All of us woe-begotten-daughters

 

In the streaming stains

Of the magdalene laundries

 

Prostitutes and destitutes

 

And temptresses like me

 

Fallen women

Sentenced into dreamless drudgery

 

Why do they call this heartless place

Our lady of charity

 

Oh charity!

 

These bloodless brides of jesus

If they had just once glimpsed their groom

Then theyd know, and theyd drop the stones

Concealed behind their rosaries

 

They wilt the grass they walk upon

 

They leech the light out of a room

 

Theyd like to drive us down the drain

At the magdalene laundries

 

Peg oconnell died today

 

She was a cheeky girl

A flirt

They just stuffed her in a hole

 

Surely to God youd think at least some bells should ring

 

One day Im going to die here too

And theyll plant me in dirtthe

 

Like some lame bulb

That never blooms come any spring

 

Not any spring

 

No, not any spring

 

Not any spring

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