Abigail East

Abigail East

 Boston, Massachusetts, USA
BandFolkAcoustic

Other Info

Cover band: 
No

Lyrics

Lady Listens

Written By: Abigail East


There was commotion down the hall,

Compacted in that beat up apartment.

His lady found another man.

Glass hit the wall, the man was screaming,

He tried to burn her dignity for cheating,

He bagged the bit of happiness still traded.

But we all heard it through the walls

The many years his temper dragged her through,

Her silence was an eerie thing to listen to.

Trapped by all the kisses

She thought love outweighed the damage

He would cause her.

Her posture held the damage

Where her shoulders met the straps that crossed with sequins.

His lady found a lonely night.

She had a room to stretch a ballad

On the dance floor where she bumped into a stranger.

He gently pulled her over and touched her face.

She hadn’t noticed where the streams of

Loosened heartache pulled mascara down.

Her eyes spoke.

Tears were frequent as the moonlight.

He whispered through the interlude

Dropped his words into her spine

She stood there

And listened.

“Leave that stirred up dust behind you.

There’s so much to learn, to go through.

Lady, you are beautiful.

You’re not the ugly names he gave you.

Grace pardons confusion

Your mistake gave you the strength to free you.

Lady, you are beautiful.

He’s lost in his regret.”

With time she cut the thread between them,

But heard through circulation he was married.

A new fool was caught within his chains.

Her memories dropped into her stomach.

Heaven knows he’d tell the last page of the story.

Leaving all the other pages out!

But we all heard it through the walls

The many years his temper dragged her through,

Her silence was an eerie thing to listen to.

Trapped by all the kisses

She thought love outweighed the damage

He would cause her.

But listen, lady.

“Leave that stirred up dust behind you.

There’s so much to learn, to go through.

Lady, you are beautiful.

You’re not the ugly names he gave you.

Grace pardons confusion

Your mistake gave you the strength to free you.

Lady, you are beautiful.

He’s lost in his regret.”