Friday, February 24, 2006

I Don't Want to Be Brandy

I always felt sorry for Brandy. She was, afterall, a fine girl. She would have been a good wife, had she not loved a man that was in love with something else- the sea.

Whether it be the sea or a job or another woman, I don't want to be the girl that's in love with a man that can't love her back. I don't want to carry a locket on a braided chain (or, in my case, hope) around as the only momento of what could be.

Poor, poor Brandy. She did her best to understand. I don't think I can do that.


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There's a port on a western bay
And it serves a hundred ships a day
Lonely sailors pass the time away
And talk about their homes
And there's a girl in this harbor town
And she works layin' whiskey down
They say "Brandy, fetch another round"
She serves them whiskey and wine
The sailors say "Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"Yeah your eyes could steal a sailor from the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Brandy wears a braided chain
Made of finest silver from the North of Spain
A locket that bears the name
Of the man that Brandy loves
He came on a summer's day
Bringin' gifts from far away
But he made it clear he couldn't stay
No harbor was his home
The sailor said " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"
(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
Yeah, Brandy used to watch his eyes
When he told his sailor stories
She could feel the ocean foam rise
She saw its ragin' glory
But he had always told the truth, lord, he was an honest man
And Brandy does her best to understand(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
At night when the bars close down
Brandy walks through a silent town
And loves a man who's not around
She still can hear him say
She hears him say " Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"(dooda-dit-dooda), (dit-dooda-dit-dooda-dit)
"Brandy, you're a fine girl" (you're a fine girl)
"What a good wife you would be" (such a fine girl)
"But my life, my lover, my lady is the sea"

Looking Glass, 1972


3 comments:

Bre said...

Brandy and Lola (she was a showgirl) should get together and comiserate over drinks

justrun said...

LOL! I named my dog after that song. Too funny that you thought of that!

Bre said...

Hahaha - I named my car after that song, but that was back when I only knew the first verse.... as it turns out I probably cursed myself with that name, since she enjoys flashing the "check engine" light and guzzling gas.