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Old Womans Face
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George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.), Melanie Hawkins

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Date Performance 1996-00-00
Running Time 5:42
Performers George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Vocal), George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.) (Keyboards), Bruce Gaitsch (Guitar)
Appears On
Every Dog Has It's Day (1996)
George (M.) Hawkins(, Jr.)

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She sits in the lobby in her fanciest dress
Her hat's torn and tattered and her wig is a mess
Her lipstick's too bright and too red for her face
And I can't help but wonder why she lives in this place
The man says she's been here since late '42
When she was much younger and the hotel was new
He said "I was a bellboy and she was a queen
If you look at her loosely you'll see what I mean."
She has lines in her face and her clothing is worn
But her eyes are as blue as the day she was born
But when he looks at her he can still see a trace
Of the girl that once lived in that old womans lace
Her man left for war, and he never came home
And all these long years she's been living alone
He said "I should have told her but I was afraid she would go
And I knew I could keep her if she didn't know
So I hid the letter away in a drawer
And I never told her he was killed in the war
And I watched her grow older and lonelier still
I should have told her that I love her, now I never will
She has lines in her face and her clothing is worn
But her eyes are as blue as the day she was born
But when he looks at her he can still see a trace
Of the girl that once lived in that old womans face
Well as time slips away, you can look over your shoulder
And find that you've missed the last dance
You can never go back, you're just another year older
And wish that you had, just one more chance
Well as I turned to leave him, my eyes filled with tears
As I thought of his love trapped inside all these years
God if he'd only told her they might have been free
Then the old lady looked up and she smiled at me
She has lines in her face and her clothing is worn
But her eyes are as blue as the day she was born
But when he looks at her he can still see a trace
Of the girl that once lived in that old womans face
Of the beautiful girl in that old womans face

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Music by George Hawkins(, Jr.). Lyrics by George and Melanie Hawkins.

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2007-09-07