Monday, March 4, 2013

Madeleine Peyroux

You can kill a mighty emperor,
but you cannot smite a word.
~ from Don't Pick a Fight with a Poet


Madeleine Peyroux for this Music Monday:






You got palatial mansions;
I got rented flat.
You got Persian kittens;
I got tabby cats.

You got art collections;
I got comic books.
You use plastic surgery;
I stay the way I look.

You travel private jet;
I stand by overnight.
You romance with chandeliers;
I use candlelight

(Oh) But there's one thing I got more
When I'm rich, you're poor
It's that real good lovin'--
The kind you can't afford.

3 comments:

Pop said...

Excellent poetry in her lyrics, too.

Really enjoyed her songs...and her band was great (especially the lead guitarist on The Kind You Can't Afford).

Tara @ A Teaching Life said...

I love, love, love her voice.

Linda at teacherdance said...

Just great, Tabatha. Love the words, too!