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Charlene - I've Never Been To Me Lyrics

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TitleI've Never Been To Me
ArtistCharlene
AlbumMusic from Desperate Housewives [2011]
album from the tv show Desperate Housewives [2004], Track 5
The Adventures Of Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert [1994]
album from the movie The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert [1994], Track 1
GenrePop
Duration00:03:53
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Song lyrics
Hey lady, you lady
cursing at your life
you're a discontented mother
and a regimented wife
I 've no doubt
you dream about the things you never do
but I wish someone had a talk to me like I wanna talk to you

Oh, I've been to Georgia and California and anywhere I could run
Took the hand of a preacher man
and we made love in the sun
But I ran out of places and friendly faces
Because I had to be free
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...

Please lady please lady
don't just walk away
Cause I have this need to tell you
why I'm all alone today
I can see so much of me
still living in your eyes
won't you share a part
of a weary heart that has lived a million lives

Oh, I've been to Nice and the isle of Greece
when I sipped champagne on a yacht
I moved like Harlow in Monte Carlo
and showed them what I've got
I've been undressed by kings
and I've seen some things that a woman ain't s'pose to see
I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...

Hey, you know what paradise is?
It's a lie
a fantasy we created about people and places
as we like them to be
but you know what truth is?
it's that little baby you're holding
and it's that man you fought with this morning
the same one you are gonna make love to tonight
that's truth that's love

Sometimes I've been to crying for unborn children
that might have made me complete
but I, I took the sweet life
I never knew I'd be bitter from the sweet
I spent my life exploring
the subtle whoring
that costs too much to be free
hey lady I've been to paradise
but I've never been to me...

I've been to paradise but I've never been to me...
submitted by Tima
corrected on July 9th, 2011

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0 likes - like | 06-10-2012 01:48 TheMitch88 
TheMitch88
 
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I first heard this song when I was about 14or15yrs old. I loved it then, although I did not know the true meaning of the lyrics. I understand that every person can interpret however they like. I just wanted to say it aloud...that this song IS ME at 42yrs old. I have lived a fantastic life and kept putting off the family I always knew I would have. I would not trade my experiences for anything in the world...and I do realize that I do have a little time yet to be trully a fortunate being should I be able to now, have a family. If I have run out of time to have my own child... That will be the only regret I will die with...
0 likes - like | 16-11-2011 01:11 CharleneWebmstr 
CharleneWebmstr
 
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As Charlene's webmaster, I just wanted to let people know that you can get all kinds of info about the song and get her other songs at her web site, IveNeverBeenToMe.com.
0 likes - like | 12-11-2004 13:45 Jarka79 
Jarka79
 
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Do you remember Priscilla - the Queen of Desert? When watching the film I heard this song for the first time and it is so goood!

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