housewife waltz

words and music by

john greene

 

 

one day is wild misadventure,

burning the candle right down,

the next day you're married with children,

suddenly there all around,

anchored safely with family,

security blanket in place,

but what did you do to deserve it,

save come first in some stupid race

 

and she said,

don't tell me i'm a housewife,

that's not what i want to be,

don't tell me i'm a housewife,

i really still want to be free'

 

 

 

and i do understand why you need me,

to be this theoretical friend,

a link with the wild days that suddenly,

came to a middle-class end,

so you sit with your back towards me

and act like you really don't care

tomorrow you'll hold me and kiss me and miss me

and the next day pretend i'm not there

 

and you'll say,

don't tell me i'm a housewife,

that's not what i want to be,

don't tell me i'm a housewife,

i really still want to be free