Ellyn Fleming

Ellyn Fleming

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Pop - Easy Listening | Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Total Song Plays: 3,404   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: 9/22/2018

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Song Description

easy listening, folk, pop, or rock song that focuses on A.C.O.A. recovery

Story Behind the Song

An adult child of a dysfunctional parent examines the deep reason "Why?" the parent treated them so poorly. The "adult child" finds understanding, sadness and compassion toward the parent.


The girl had eyes of green
and oh she loved to dream
Dance and sing in wonder
of all things that breathe

And so the boy grew tall
with eyes that opened wide
Destined to fall in love and
take this angel bride

And one child had they
upon which they prayed
Would rise higher and higher now
each and every day

But love can fill you up inside or
it can drain each drop of blood
Well the dreamer died before her dreams
and the boy never understood

Now I've got the telephone number he won't dial
I've got the face he has not seen for a while
Because I talk too much
I dream aloud and
I'm a fool to keep believing when I'm
too short an I'm
too wild
I'm too crazy
and I look just like
his lovers' child

Little boy lost, little boy found
Little boys' woman asleep in the ground
But memories become night mares
and his daughter has her Mothers' hair

She's got her mothers' voice, her spirit too
And she dances and she dreams
She sings in wonder of
All things that breath

And she does nothing right
she does nothing that he likes
She's got a big bright smile and
she'll sing this song tonight

And with his broken heart
He rips her soul apart
Denying all that's true but
she's got his eyes of blue

She's got the telephone number he wont dial
She's got the face he has not seen for a while
Because she talks too much
She dreams aloud
She's a fool to keep believing
When She's too short and she's too wild
she's too crazy and she looks just like
His Lovers Child

Song Length
Folk - Contemporary, Pop - Easy Listening
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moving, Poignant

Subject Matter
Healing, Regret

Similar Artists
Shawn Colvin, Michelle Shocked
2000 and later

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