Hall of Shame

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Welcome friend to the hall of shame
Let me take you on a tour
I want you to meet the women like us
That you claim to know so well

Michelle wakes up at 5 a.m.
Drives down to the west side
Stops for coffee on the way
She thinks she'll be okay

Next thing she knows, she's shown the door
They tell her a pack of lies
Say "Go on back where you belong,
Don't wanna see you 'round no more"

Sister, have you drifted so far
That it seems on par
To throw those you don't like
Right under the bus?
For these are the women like us

Vanessa's out in the freezing cold
Short skirt and four-inch heels
She's got dreams of being a model
Or an actress on the stage

She's a different girl by day or night
When the sun is high she pretends
When the moon is out she takes her place
wishes someone gave a damn

For now she sells her body on the street
Counting days until she goes
Far away to a surgeon in Thailand
Maybe they can set her right

Sister, have you drifted so far
That it seems on par
To throw those you don't like
Right under the bus?
For these are the women like us

Roxanne rides the number four bus
She didn't get time to shave
She couldn't get her makeup right
Wonders if she's gonna pass today

Her boyfriend meets her at the bar
A strapping man with a tattooed chest
His door is open wider than his heart
"Honey, come home with me tonight"

Her love is blooming and the mood seems right
But she never mentioned her past life
Do men ever think when passions are high?
Will she even make tomorrow's news?

Sister, have you drifted so far
That it seems on par
To throw those you don't like
Right under the bus?
For these are the women like us

So when you say I'm not a woman like you
Perhaps you may be right
We need not be the same to unite
Please take my hand...

And let the healing begin

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from Baeddel, released August 4, 2017
Music and Lyrics by Wenda Rose
© 2017 Wenda Rose / Lorbha-Forged Music

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Wenda Rose Portland, Oregon

Wenda is a singer-songwriter, pianist/keyboardist, and producer who has been playing music her whole life. Originally from Los Angeles, California, she now finds her inspiration in the forests and rivers of the Pacific Northwest.

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