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Three Bodies

from Dan Whitehouse by Dan Whitehouse



3 Bodies

3 bodies lined up against the sun.
3 minds, oh what family fun.

Posing for a photograph, she straightens up her back.
Her mind is on the duplication,
that will surely follow the shutters crack.
Once authentic now a mere sample from the past.

3 bodies in a line under the sun.
3 minds, 3 generations.

She throws a strong pose for the camera,
but watch how quickly reaches for the back,
and shows the display to her mother,
oh she is beautiful, she is sure of that.
She worked hard to get in shape for the summer,
and hopes these photographs enough to attract,
the kind of man truly deserving of her,
someone tall, with a pocketful of cash.

3 bodies lined up against the sun.
3 minds battle it out 1 by 1.

Behind the veneer lie many tears,
waiting for their time to expose,
the truth about this retro looking photo,
just an app she likes to play with on her phone.
There is no real history here or vintage,
just an artificial smile and models pose.
She saw it in a magazine she loves to read,
and compare other bodies to her own.
She’s worked hard to get in shape for the summer,
and she looks beautiful she is sure of that.
Yes she could use a little more up front,
but she’s still saving up for that.
And who knows where these photographs will take her,
she hopes her youth and beauty will attract,
oh the right kind of lover
her mother told her she’s a real royal catch.
Yeah but she was safer when she was younger not so vulnerable to attack..a little scared ‘cos she can’t go back.


from Dan Whitehouse, released October 26, 2011
Music: DW
Lyrics: DW and MC

Accordion: Catherine Gough


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Singer-guitarist Dan Whitehouse renews, reinvents and reimagines - touching listeners with his observations and moving them with his sensitivity and impeccable songwriting.
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