Plain Jane and Proud Elizabeth

Plain Jane and Proud Elizabeth
Music: Grace McDunnough
Lyrics: Salome Strangelove

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I don’t remember when we met
It must have been in early years
They were not architects
They were not engineers
But I was built around them
With every waking breath
Plain Jane and proud Elizabeth

Later on I came to know
The steel they’d forged in me
The places I had to go
Things that I had to see
I might have slowly gone insane
But for plain Jane and proud Elizabeth

I’ve lived in straw and twigs and brick
I’ve had my share of hiding places
Whenever I had wounds to lick
Whenever I fell from my graces
When I might have caved into the pain
But for plain Jane and proud Elizabeth

I could have stayed down
I could have counted out
They refused to let me drown
They gave me dreams to write about
I will scream where there is silence
I will bridge the broken lines
I am a child of their defiance
We are sisters intertwined

I don’t remember when we met
It must have been in early years
They were not architects
They were not engineers
But I am built around them
With every waking breath
Plain Jane and proud Elizabeth

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