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Song Description

This is a jazz song about alienation. The woman singer, Grace here, is recounting the fact that she and her lover/husband/you-name-it have so much to do that at some point they stopped talking. And then they found themselves at the point where they found the alienation acceptable ("we made an art out of loneliness") because the money was good ("we made a lot of dough, and that became our only-ness") and all this pain gets passed off in mundane phrases (it's just water under the bridge, or over the dam, etc). Eventually, of course, something has to give. She knows that she has no attractive alternative ("I can't just go on back to Tara; I am not Scarlett O'Hara"), but neither can she stay . . . essentially "treading water" for the rest of her life.

Story Behind the Song

Here again, it is sort of an "Everyman" theme. It fits in to some extent with the first song on the CD (It's Only Money), because it deals with the devil's bargains we make daily (giving up pieces of our integrity for money) and that some of us carry into our homes and bedrooms (by staying in dying/dead relationships because the price is right). What's a girl to do? dennis wanebo

Lyrics

Copyright 2003 by Bob Story and Dennis Wanebo

Verse One

We?ve Got
Lots of Things to do;
You Don?t Talk to Me;
I Don?t Talk to You

That?s a Lot of Water
Under the Bridge . . . .

Verse Two

We
Made an Art Out of Loneliness;
We Made a Lot of Dough
And That Became Our Only-ness

And That?s a Lot of Water
Water Over the Dam . . .

Verse Three

. . . .(Damn) These Eyes
Damn These Foolish Eyes
They Were Guaranteed
Not to Run
And Not to Cry
Now There?s a Lot of Water
All Over My Life



BRIDGE

(Please) Tell Me
What?s a Girl To Do
I Can?t Just Go On Back to Tara
I Am Not Scarlett O?Hara
And I Can?t Just
Go On Back
To a Life
Where I?m Only
Treading
Water
With You . . . .

Song Length
3:57
Genre
Latin - Jazz


Lyric Credits Dennis Wanebo
Music Credits Dennis Wanebo
Producer Credits Dennis Wanebo & Bob Story
Publisher Credits Bode Productions
Performance Credits Grace Wanebo, vocals; Bob Story, guitars, Eric Leonard, piano; Larry Thompson, drums; Scott Allen, percussion.
Label Credits Bode Productions, LLC, and Bode Records