Thursday, January 12, 2006

The Aging Diva

Alone on stage with just a melody and an attitude
Every new video seen by fewer and fewer
Once upon a time your releases were on every chic coffee-table
Your elfin stare mesmerized the masses

Now all the tunes are on iPods and the cover art is forgotten
You let the world into your heart
And then world moved on and forgot your name
Excepting its occasional use for a punchline

Time is on your side
Your voice will live on
Your ideas are too powerful to die
But now the spotlight has shifted

Booze, age, and gravity—each demands payment
The “It Girl” has died
But the mother survives, heroic
And sings a lullaby to the future

By Professor Batty


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