Oprah's Book Of The Month Club (Part 2)

from Hollywood Under The Knife by The Opiates

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Mama was beautiful
A mountain of fake hair would sometimes peek through the bedroom door
The money never hugged her the money was never warm
It did not tell her stories it did not sing bedtime songs
There were always sedate veils of some kind behind her eyes
And daily doses of something were keeping her paralyzed

Mama gave her Nembutal
When she interfered in her schedule
The measures were inevitable
Come on now be a good girl
Mama gave her everything
That chemicals and cash could bring
But instead of owning everything it only disowned her

Taking her life in hand
Selling her roller skates for an abortion
Almost joining the women’s movement
But she said the only movement I’m interested in
Is the one that gets me outta here and to Hollywood where I belong
Rosy cheeks productions helped her get to Hollywood
Where a girl’s gotta do what’s to do and be what she’s not

Now she’s dropped the booze and drugs
And discovered Häagen-Dazs
Her lips are injected with half her ass
Now she looks like the other girls
And she dropped the shoulder pads
For a pair of muscly lads
Don’t want to get Oprah on your ass
But her biography still won’t pass

Mama gave her everything
That chemicals and cash could bring

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from Hollywood Under The Knife, released October 17, 2011
written by Billie Ray Martin/Mikael Delta/Robert Solheim
music by Robert Solheim
melodies/lyrics by Billie Ray Martin, except where noted
produced and mixed by The Opiates
mastered by Chris von Rautenkranz at Soundgarden Hamburg
published by: Touch Tones Music (Billie Ray Martin), Copyright Control (Robert Solheim), DVersion Music Publishing Ltd (Mikael Delta)

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