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Margaret MacDonald: Music

Thomasina

(Margaret MacDonald)
November, 2006
Margaret MacDonald
THOMASINA
© Margaret MacDonald 2005

Thomasina’s gonna be a rock star
All tattoos and leather boots and a diamond in her nose
She wants to travel with bodyguards
Behind tinted limo windows, tinted limo windows

What is she hiding from
And who will she become
Will her demons win the fight
She might be good enough
But is she strong enough
To come out alive

She bides her time in a cover band
Playing other people’s songs, well it pays the rent
It’s all part of her grand plan
Fame is just around the bend, just around the bend

What is she hiding from
And who will she become
Will her demons win the fight
She might be good enough
But is she strong enough
To come out alive

When I see her up on stage
Alone with her guitar
The rock star melts away
revealing what’s in her heart
And in her deep confusion
her words are just a whisper
Still she clings to the illusion that
Fame will deliver her

Thomasina's desperate for recognition
Everywhere she goes, even where she hides
Praise and applause are her ammunition
To fight the hurt inside

What is she hiding from
And who will she become
Will her demons win the fight
She might be good enough
But is she strong enough
To come out alive