The Carter Family

Carly Simon

The carter family lived next door
For almost 14 years
With Gwen and I inseperatable
From rag dolls through brassieres

Then Gwen began to bore me
With her giggles and her fears
The day the carters moved away
I had to fake my tears

I told new friends Gwen Carter
Had become a silly pest
And then I found I missed her
More than I'd ever have guessed

Grandma used to nag at me
To straighten up my spine
To act respectful and read good books
To take care of what was mine

I hated being criticized
And asking her permission
So what if her advise was wise
It always hurt to listen

I didn't cry when granny died
She made me so depressed
And then I found I missed her
More than I'd ever have guessed

You used to make me moan in bed
But that can't be enough
My friends complained your jokes were crude
Your manners were too rough

Don't know just what I wanted
But I know I wanted more
Someone smooth, presentable
To blend with my decor

And now at night I think of how
You grinned when you undressed
And I find I miss you
More than I'd ever have guessed

Written by: Carly Simon / Jacob Brackman
Sent by Isabela. Revised by Lorena.
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