Mad Magdaline

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lyrics

An executive was killed
not by a thrill
but by the churning of one girls' dream.

She had a purpose in heart
and a permanent part
in the sickness of the music scene.

It started with those demo tapes she sent him
and all those messages she left him.
Cause the way in which it stands,
you gotta be down with the man.

So one day she gets him on the street.
Do you see how his feet and the earth don't meet?
Cause he's looking at the stars and his fancy rich ass car.

"What about the Tom Waits'?" she said.
"Couldn't I have an audience like them?"
He said, "the stations would never play it...
as far as money we'd never make it."

She warned you, Mr. Record Man.
With her needy eyes, with her dirty face.
Oh mad Magdaline.
Oh mad Magdaline.
Will she ever know how lights can descend
on her fingers raging with amazing grace?
Oh mad Magdaline.
Oh mad Magdaline.

You cut 'em down to size.
You cut 'em down to size
with no shame…
ooooh
sickening game.

So the next time she saw the man on the street,
her music was well armored with a mean machine-
For he had ignored her all those years
despite her talent sweat and tears.

A little voice inside her said to stop.
But she could never deny
the expression of her eager heart.
So before she blew him away,
there'd be one more thing she'd have to say.

"Remember me?
No?
Well I'm here to stop the killer
of the real show.
Cause there's more music than what you hear
on the fucking radio
you ignorant bastard!"

She warned you Mr. Record Man.
With her knowing eyes
with her beautiful face.
Oh mad Magdaline,
my sweet Magdaline.
Yes she will know how lights can descend
on her m usic raging with amazing grace.
My brave Magdaline,
my sweet Magdaline.
She warned you Mr. Record Record Man,
she warned you Mister Big…
oh mad Magdaline…
give him a big hit…
Big hit for Mr. Big.
Big hit for Mr. Big!

Ooooh cut 'em down to size.
You cut 'em down to your size
with no shame...
oooh it's a sickening game.

credits

from The Musician, released January 1, 2001
Piano, Voice & Percussion: Jennifer Terran
Double Bass: Brendan Statom
Cello: Misha Bodnar
Violin: Laura Hextine
Violin: Sally Barr

Music and lyrics by: Jennifer Terran
String arrangement: Brendan & Jennifer

Copyright 1998 Jennifer Terran / Grizelda Publishing

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