Lady Liberty's Pursuit of Happiness

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Lady Liberty loves life
She's been thinking she might like to be a wife
She picks Craigslist to place the perfect ad:
Giant metal momma seeks stupendous boyfriend/dad
She knows the odds are pretty small
For women over 50...stories tall
She's seen it all

Lighting a world she once inspired
It might be time that she retired
She stood for freedom all the while
Freedom's somehow fallen out of style
So leave illusions on the shelf
Time to find some freedom for herself

Lady liberty is concerned
Few responses were returned
Mostly offers she doesn't want at all
Statues rarely need viagra or resveratrol
She nixed Paul Bunyan for crazy stuff he said
The men upon Mount Rushmore
Only want to get ahead
The answer isn't here - What was she thinking?
And suddenly she gets a note - from Lincoln!

[he says: ] Lady Liberty, I'd be glad
To try to be your boyfriend/dad
Four score and eight years now I sat upon this chair
Hoping to hear a word from someone who would care
The women here are small and camera crews are pesky
I'd rather be with someone statuesque-y!

Lighting a world you once inspired
I think it's time that you retired
You stood for freedom all the while
Freedom's somehow fallen out of style
So leave illusions on the shelf
Time to find some freedom for yourself
Lady Liberty loves life

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from Lady Liberty, released August 1, 2012

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Glen Raphael New York, New York

Glen Raphael is a Brooklyn-based singer-songwriter who performs songs on such nerdy and diverse topics as quantum physics, bedbugs, and the Statue of Liberty's mid-life crisis. Glen has won Best Original Song awards at NCSA events and is the current organizer of the New York City Folk Music Meetup. ... more

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