Thursday, January 05, 2006

In Laurie's Brain - We Are Forty(-ish)



I Am Woman
Words and Music by Helen Reddy and Ray Burton

We Are Forty(-ish)
Words by Laurie Ransonette Anderson

We are forty. We are bored.
Let’s go out drinking. Say the word.
Then, we’ll go and shake our asses in a club.
We need a break. We need a drink.
My fucking nerves are on the brink.
We’re gonna flirt with every guy inside the pub.

CHORUS
Oh, yes, we look good
But we’re over twenty-four.
The men here like them young,
And they’re looking for a whore.
Yes, they want sluts, who will do anything.
We are bored.
We are invisible.
We are forty.

We will shake the breasts God gave us,
And we'll dance upon the tables.
Our hotness surely no man will resist.
But now we're here at this back booth
As we drink gin and vermouth.
Like Bruce Willis in Sixth Sense, do we exist?

CHORUS
Oh, yes, we look good
But we’re over twenty-four.
The men here like them young,
And they’re looking for a whore.
Yes, they want sluts, who will do anything.
We are bored.
We are invisible.
We are forty.

Now the hour's getting late
The dicks who couldn't get a date
Come back to where we sit drunk on our asses.
But we didn't take the bait
With these pricks we wouldn't mate
Even if they flaunted Lakers season passes.

CHORUS
Oh, yes, we look good
But we’re over twenty-four.
The men all like them young,
And they’re looking for a whore.
Yes, they want sluts, who will do anything.
We are bored.
We are invisible.
We are forty.

10 comments:

Susan in St. Paul said...

Laurie- you just come up here when it gets warm, you'll blow these guys away!

*tjukma*- tough jaws unlock knotty male anatomy

Larry Jones said...

Damn! Wish I could remember the tune to that.

*hmqxcbmb* "Her Majesty the Queen, eXcited carnally by many boys."

or "How many queens eXpect to climb back on my boat?"

Sophmom said...

LOL! Unfortunately, 40 looks damn good, from here!

"qdrvekbc"

"Quit drinking rum very early, keeping bar clean" :D

Laurie said...

Susan - You said the magic words - *when it gets warm.*

Larry - It's best if your don't.

Sophmom - I unofficially left my 40's four months ago. Officially, if anyone asks, I am still 49.

*rmhktik* - Rum made her kiss the Italian's keester.

cindybindy said...

Laurie: Truly you are a genius. Forty's not so bad, God knows I wouldn't be in my teens again for all the money or men I could have.

Laurie said...

Cindy - Well, maybe for the men. Remember the football players? Actually, I was partial to the basketball players, myself. Oh, mama!

Tim said...

And where's the mp3? Or do I have to imagine you singing it?

Tease!

Laurie said...

Tim - Now there's a thought. I'll drink some chianti one night and give it a go.

Aisha said...

Excellent :)
They`re not all like that though.
Just seems that way :(

Aisha (51)

Laurie said...

Aisha - I totally agree. It was the invincible line in the song that made me think of invisible and the parody wrote itself actually.