I wrote the Untitled Accoustic Country Blues Song back in September, first the words, then the melody (which term I'm using loosely here).

It's a song about loss - not just of pregnancy or fertility, but of naivety and expectation. It's about the way an infertile woman, in the depths of her grief, relates to the fertile world. And it's also about standing up to be counted, despite your childless state. I hope you enjoy it. The words are reprinted below.





I wish I was your age again,
Little girl, 'cos you are
You're six weeks along and you are
Telling the world

You say you're gonna have a baby
And I sure hope that's true
I just wish I could go back and be that
Shiny and new

And well I guess I should smile for you and
Wish you well
And I guess I should hear about your
Morning sickness "hell"

But then I don't know what to say to you
Our lives don't compare
And mostly what I'm thinking
Is I just don't care

I know you think you're older
Than me, little girl
And I know you've travelled far from home
Right across the world

So it might sound strange to you
If I say, now and then
I wish, little girl, I was
Your age again.

I wish, little girl I was your
Age again.


22 Comments

TeamWinks said...

I guess I did need to cry this morning....

carrie said...

I loved that. Beautiful, touching. Thank you.

Rachel Inbar said...

I am so incredibly impressed :-) That is fantastic (and you've got a great voice too)!

Sarah said...

awesome.

Jules said...

Last time I kept singing it everywhere I went.

It's still as beautiful as ever.

Great work Bea.

The Town Criers said...
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Jess said...

I'm so impressed, Bea.

Your voice is beautiful.

And the first video was wonderful, too! :)

The Town Criers said...

Sorry--that last one was mine. Just remembered that people may be reading this in an office and I should tone down my unladylike language :-)

You made me cry again. Especially the dress-up shoes and clothes at the very end. You have a gorgeous voice!

Great. I am a total mess this afternoon.

serenity said...

Dammit, crying again.

*sigh*

Beautiful, Bea. Just beautiful.

Vee said...

Bea I love it !
And what a great character and style you have used. Really nice.

mommy2miracles said...

it was simply beautiful...

Samantha said...

I loved this too! Beautiful voice.

Bumble said...

Wow Bea, that was truly beautiful. I'm trying unsuccessfully to blink back my tears. Thanks for that. (And your voice is lovely too by the way!)

Meg said...

Bea.

That was so so beautiful.

Meg x

lucky #2 said...

Bravo, Bea.

Yes, to be that naive -- what a blessing that would be!

Changing Expectations said...

Bea,

This was beautiful. You're voice is wonderful. Thank you

DD said...

So lovely, Bea. The lyrics touched me deeply.

Thalia said...

That is lovely, Bea. Very moving.

Lut C. said...

Your song touches a sore spot with me.

Anna said...

That was so beautiful. I really can not think of what to say right now.

Beagle said...

You amaze me.

Jackie said...

Absolutely touching. Gorgeous bit of work there.

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