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Uncle Wonderful

Uncle Wonderful

Janis Ian

My lips are cold. My heart is flame.
My hips are old. My kiss is pain.
My father took me one too many times
No mother I'll be to any of his kind,
for kindness is the flesh on flesh

They call me "Crazy"
'cause there's no one else to blame
Crazy, full of fantasies and shame
So I'm crazy as a bedbug in June?
What's a girl to do?
What's a girl to do?

My eyes invite the calloused mind
My thighs excite like newly-ripened wine
I take their lust and I swallow fast
They rape the dust of my body's past,
for passion is the time after time

They call me "Hey, baby!"
and spill their naked seed
"Hey baby, don't you save a little bit for me?"
So I'm savior and mother to the breed?
What's a girl to be
What's a girl to be

Those little girls with their tongues on fire
That child's world full of innocent desire
I never touch them but to photograph the dream
Those lonely children never feel alone with me
for loneliness is mother to my need

They call me "Uncle wonderful"
Uncle wonderful...
The wonder's in the splendor of their youth
What's a girl to do?
What's a girl to do?

I lock you in just to shut you out
No love begins, there's no love to doubt
I offer life without pain or need
I murdered mine, and I threw away the key
Now I've forgotten how to breath

They call me "Normal"
I am the institution of private destiny
I offer a solution - anesthesia's ecstasy
They call me free

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