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Kate Sings Sandy

We'd always been fond of this tearjerker by Sandy Andina, and Kate and I both thought it would make a great character song for the inimitable Joanne. But when it came time to cut the record, our producer told us we didn't have room for everything, and one track had to go. Kate, being unsatisfied with her vocal performance (why?), insisted on removing this from the picture disk. But here it is, anyway. It's my personal favorite of all the songs Kate ever performed.

 

A Man Could
Hurt Himself

 

 

By SANDY ANDINA

Just another day
The sun’s awake before you open your eyes
Time to take another look at the lies
You told when you were closing in for the kill.
Just another day
You rise and cut another notch in your belt
Was it really satisfaction you felt
When your spirit triumphed over his will?

A man could hurt himself
You better watch what you do
A man could hurt himself on you.

Just another face
But one that puts a Botticelli to shame
Hearts quicken when they mention your name
You leave a trail of broken dreams in your wake
Just another face
Atop a body carried supple and high
Lives turn upon the curve of your thigh
You’re known to bend, but fabled never to break.

A man could hurt himself
You better watch what you do
A man could hurt himself on you.

Flip your hair back over your shoulder
Velvet skin and elegant bone
Steely eyes that blaze as they grow colder
Keep those edges keenly honed.

It’s just another dream
But one that glistens damp and shiny as dew
Fact or fancy, it doesn’t matter to you
It matters to the one who’s calling your name.
Just another dream
But one you’ve sowed the seeds of on countless nights
You slip away before they turn on the lights
Players change, the script is always the same.

A man could hurt himself
You better watch what you do
A man could hurt himself on you.

© 1983, 2000 by Sandy Andina

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