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.


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!