Misconception

Digging into the Musical Archives – My Signature Song

the image shows Lois playing guitar and singing into a microphone

I can’t believe it’s been a year since I began posting some of my lyrics and writing on my blog. Okay, I know I missed a month or two, but I think I’ve been pretty good about digging into my archives and sharing some of my writing with you.
Here’s the last set of song lyrics for 2020. This song – Misconception – has become something of a signature song for me. But I have no idea why.

It’s the song I’ve played most often in 2020 – for the World Sight Day Dinner for the South African Guide Dogs Association, for the AfriNEAD conference, for the Shift Online Ability Arts Festival at Artscape Theatre, for the Disability Summit by the Cape Chamber of Commerce, and for one of my lockdown gigs.

Listen to the song here: https://www.loisstrachan.com/music/

Misconception

Little miss Carli packed her bags and headed for the sun
She left her home in a country garden, waved goodbye and now she’s gone.

Chorus:
heading for those city lights
Where the lights they are so bright
little Miss Carli, where’s your body going to lay down for the night.

She left the harbour, bound for somewhere; she hopped on the nearest boat
She had some honey and plenty of money wrapped up in a five-pound note

Chorus:
Heading for those city lights
Where the lights, they are so bright
Little miss Carli, where’s the party, tonight.

she went to the place where all dreams come true
And the streets are paved with gold
Now her misconceptions are all she sees
As those city lights grow cold.

She took her songs and played them for someone who took her for a ride.
Now she plays her guitar on any street corner, waiting for those lights to shine

Chorus:
Waiting for those city lights
Where the lights they are so bright
Little miss Carli where will your body find refuge from the night.

Little miss Carli packed her bags and headed for the sun
she left her home in a country garden, waved goodbye and now she’s gone…

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