FATSO

by Jonatha Brooke


"the fear of freedom is strong within us." - Germaine Greer

This is the last time, this time I will win
It took a long time to gain this weight,
it will take a long time to lose it again

I will have only water for a week,
then maybe carrots, and celery,
and if I lose, then Sunday I'll have brown rice

Because someone will adore me when my ribs show clearly
and I'm thin even when I sit down
Someone will admire my gorgeous arms and legs
when I'm only one hundred pounds

I bought a doctor's scale on sale today
It takes up half the bathroom, and it's really ugly,
but I know it's going to help me reach my goal

I get so dizzy when I stand up fast,
and I don't feel like dancing
but I know I'm going to do it this time, for sure

Now I walk past the fatsos eating doughnuts,
with cream filling, icing, jimmies,
and I am so glad I am not like them

Because someone will adore me when my ribs show clearly
and I'm thin even when I sit down
Someone will admire my gorgeous arms and legs
when I'm only one hundred pounds

Last night I dreamed I ate a chocolate cake,
and when I woke up I was sure it was true,
so I weighed myself just to make sure and drank a Diet Coke

I want to be skinny (Oh I am so hungry)

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Copyright 1993 by Dog Dream Music (ASCAP)

Recorded by The Story on the CD "The Angel in the House"
     (1993)