Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

The Young Woman Disco

From the album Asleep At The Helm Buy Now

 

There was a young woman who swallowed a lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was a young woman who swallowed a rule

“Live to serve men!” she learned it in school

She swallowed the rule to follow the lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was a young woman who swallowed some fluff

Lipstick and candy and powder and puff

She swallowed the fluff to follow the rule

“Live to serve men!” she learned it in school

She swallowed the rule to follow the lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was a young woman who swallowed a line

“I like em dumb, you’ll do fine!”

She swallowed the line to follow the fluff

She swallowed the fluff to follow the rule

“Live to serve men!” she learned it in school

She swallowed the rule to follow the lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was a young woman who swallowed a pill

Her organs stood still and she felt kind of ill

She swallowed the pill cause she fell for the line

She swallowed the line to follow the fluff

She swallowed the fluff to follow the rule

“Live to serve men!” she learned it in school

She swallowed the rule to follow the lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

There was a young woman who swallowed a ring

She looked like a princess and felt like a thing

She swallowed the ring to follow the pill

She swallowed the pill cause she fell for the line

She swallowed the line to follow the fluff

She swallowed the fluff to follow the rule

“Live to serve men!” she learned it in school

She swallowed the rule to follow the lie

I don’t know why she swallowed that lie,

     perhaps she’ll die!

 

One day this young woman woke up and she said

“I’ve swallowed so much, I wish I were dead!”

So she ran to her sisters, it wasn’t to late

To throw it all up, to regurgitate!

 

She threw up the ring, she threw up the pill

She threw up the line, she threw up the rule

She threw up the lie, she felt so much better

I don’t think she’ll die

 

She said “I feel good, and I want to rejoice

As a kid no one told me that there was a choice!”

So for all the young women who’ve swallowed

     such slop

Let’s give em a hand, ... and help em throw up!

 

Words by Meredith Tax, Music by Peter Alsop. ©1976, Moose School Music (BMI)

On Asleep At The Helm - www.peteralsop.com