Kimberly

Kimberly. Original song by Joe Farnell. Copyright 2015.

Download at Amazon or iTunes

Kimberly Lyrics

She said to me
she wasn’t who she wanted to be
And all she hoped and dreamed
turned out to mean nothing or so it seemed

And she closed her eyes and went to sleep my Kimberly
Goodnight, sleep tight, my sweet Kimberly

She said her mama had it all
as far as she could recall
before America was taken and raped
by religion, greed and hate

And she closed her eyes and went to sleep my Kimberly
Goodnight, sleep tight, my sweet Kimberly

And she said why can’t I be like women on TV
and those in the Glamour Magazine
with crystal chandeliers and diamond rings
and a big house full of fancy things
Why, why, can’t I?
Why, why, can’t I?
Then she closed her eyes and went to sleep my Kimberly

She worked fifty hours a week
could barely afford for her children to eat
And the rich folk say she’s to blame
for our nation’s burden and shame

And she took some pills and went to sleep my Kimberly
Goodbye, goodbye, my sweet Kimberly
Just another story of a life lived in poverty
Goodbye, Goodbye, my Kimberly

Advertisements