Chapter Forty-Eight

BAD GIRLS
[ a song, country-western ]


        They were bad girls who lived above the town saloon
        Where they slept away the day and danced beneath the moon
        Yeah, they were bad girls who played with evil men
        Camped beside the lion's cage deep within the devil's den

        They were bad girls who had been around the block
        All the town folk put them down, they pretended to be shocked
        They were bad girls who had heard their pretense lies
        And knew they were just like them, they could see through the disguise

        Yeah, they were bad girls, whose heart cried out for good
        But they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        And they were bad girls, longin' to be free
        Free from the pain and chains of misery

        They were bad girls out lookin' for a good time
        Lookin' for a meanin', for a reason and a rhyme
        And they went up against the law underneath the desert sun
        They went lookin' for life's pleasure, lookin' for whatever's fun

        Yeah, they were bad girls who got trampled through the mud
        Their nightmare was full of terror and their day was full of blood
        They were bad girls stealing what they could not borrow
        They were livin' for the moment never thinkin' 'bout tomorrow

        Yeah, they were bad girls, whose heart cried out for good
        But they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        And they were bad girls, longin' to be free
        Free from the pain and chains of misery

        They were bad girls who tried all life ever offers
        But got trapped in greed's desire between the demon's coffers
        And they went down to the river where they once heard angels sing
        They went lookin' for release from the pain and sufferin'

        They were bad girls who resisted their society
        Fought against the chains that kept them from bein' free
        And they were bad girls runnin' from the devil's harm
        Lookin' for a place of rest, way out West on an Oregon farm

        Yeah, they were bad girls, whose heart cried out for good
        But they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        And they were bad girls, longin' to be free
        Free from the pain and chains of misery
        And they were tryin', they were cryin', they were dyin' to be free
        Free from the pain and chains of misery
        But they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        And they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        Yeah, they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        (Been around the block, even been to Hollywood)
        Yeah, lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        And obey they never could, and obey they never could
        They lived outside the law 'cause obey they never could
        Yeah, they lived outside the law 'cause obey they never. . . could *


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DEDICATED TO:  Mae West, America's very best bad girl.  Also dedicated to The Dixie Chicks, personifying the nakedness of We The People after our unbridled rape by a deceitful unprincipled warmongering administration of gross political malfeasance, a corrupt congress of corporation-puppet sleazery and a patronizing sponsor-appeasing mass media of embedded corporate mercenary bottom-line mass ignorance.


*FootNote:  Loosely based on the motion picture Bad Girls, starring Drew Barrymore, Andie MacDowell, Mary Stuart Masterson and Madeleine Stowe; written by Ken Friedman and Yolanda Finch, produced by Jonathan Finch, directed by Jonathan Kaplan, released by 20th Century Fox (1994).


           


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