Maggie Adams, Songwriter

Belle Of The Ball

©Tunecode: 088468CQ Charity Single - HEADWAY
Semi-Finalist in the UK Songwriting Contest 2014
Demo Vocals: Hannah Blake

Lyrics

Belle Of The Ball

She sit in a chair
By the window
I wonder what’s going on
In her head
What does she think
What does she dream
When she’s lying in her bed
Does she enjoy
What she’s eating
Does she like what
She’s wearing today
She has no choice
'Cause her soul has no voice
She can’t say

I wonder if she remembers
When she was the
Belle Of The Ball
Beautiful, eloquent
Graceful, so elegant
Back then she had it all

Now she sits by the window
In her very own chair
Surrounded by people
But nobody’s there
The Belle Of The Ball
Who once had it all
It isn’t fair
She doesn’t know you
She doesn’t know me
She doesn’t know
She doesn’t take
Sugar in her tea
How can this happen
God how can this be

She sits in her chair
By the window
Passively doing her time
Patiently living in limbo
Good God, what was her crime
Her spirit and soul
Have been damaged by life
But her heart still
Beats like a drum
I promise her soon
She will dance on the moon
She’ll kiss and she’ll hug
And she’ll love till it hurts
She’ll laugh till she cries
When she picks up the prize for
The Belle Of The Ball once again
I know it will happen
I just don’t know when

Instrumental

She sits in her chair
By the window
Looking at empty space
I can see a glint in her eye
A smile on her beautiful face
I know she knows it will happen
She’ll be the Belle Of The Ball
Once again
We know it will happen
We just don’t know when

So until then

She sits by the window

In her very own chair
Surrounded by people
But nobody’s there
The Belle Of The Ball
Who once had it all
It isn’t fair
She doesn’t know you
She doesn’t know me
She doesn’t know
She doesn’t take
Sugar in her tea
How can this happen
God how can this be

She doesn’t know you
She doesn’t know me
She doesn’t know
She doesn’t take
Sugar in her tea
We know it will happen
One day she’ll be free

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My mum was brain-injured in a road traffic accident way back in 1964.
She remains in hospital to this day -  50 years on..