1950 Inside the Music Box

from (New) Years​-​-​PAY WHAT YOU WANT by ellen cherry

/

about

1950: Inside the Music Box is a grocery list of a suburban housewife's chores in high contrast to her true feelings about her life.

lyrics

Dusting, cleaning, meals with meaning
Perfect pastries, nothing’s wasted
Soon I will buy a machine
That will predict sun or rain
Soon I can erase my will
By the swallow of a pill.

Mopping, sewing, children growing
Tasty pancakes, throbbing heartache
Oh my, the coffee’s done!
Here’s a cookie, won’t you have one?
If I never squelched desire
I might have set this house on fire.

Waiting, waiting, how I’m aging.
My perfection—self rejection.
Though I might have had a dream
The loss of it might make me scream
We never ever have those thoughts
Here inside the Music Box.

credits

from (New) Years​-​-​PAY WHAT YOU WANT, released December 31, 2010
ellen cherry

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

ellen cherry Baltimore, Maryland

I am song & story Alchemist and I want to meet you at the intersection of creativity and recovery. While on tour in Texas, I was struck by an intoxicated driver which resulted in a violent wreck. Through my music and multi-media performances, I explore the pain and joy of recovering one’s body and spirit after extreme trauma. ... more

contact / help

Contact ellen cherry

Streaming and
Download help

Redeem code

Report this track or account