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    "I've Never Been To Me" Lyrics

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    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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       TheMitch88 says:
      Like 006-10-2012 01:48
      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...
      Like 016-11-2011 01:11
      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.
       Jarka79 says:
      Like 012-11-2004 13:45
      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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