"Charm School: an epic tale" R&F Newman (BMI)

 

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Chorus:
Charm school - send her to charm school / They'll fill her all full of poise and
Charm school - elegant charm school/ That je ne sais quoi school - our prayers are answered


Lyrics:
Charm School © 2006 Rich & Flo Newman (BMI)

Danger. Help me. This isn't fair / Gotta be a kids worst nightmare
Listening in on what it is my aunts say / It's obvious ................ dangerous

They say - she's really a mess - she needs an ounce of finesse
If she's to have any success - we think it would be best

Charm school - send her to charm school / They'll fill her all full of poise and
Charm school - elegant charm school/ That je ne sais quoi school - our prayers are answered

This tomboy don't feel so well / Seems like some axe just fell
And I know this talk's a trap / They're trying to throw my ass in
Charm school - elegant charm school / That "je ne sais quoi" school
Their prayers are answered

As soon as I get my mother alone / My voice takes on a whining tone
How could you ever do this to me / I'll end up running from tree to tree
So the other kids won't see / I'd never dare to let them know
You're the kind of mother that makes kids go (2x)

To Charm school - prissy ol' charm school / I'm major embarrassed
Rep ripped to shreds / I could feel her start to weaken / After a week of pissing & moaning

Is it obvious that I never went to charm school
Each foot I place in my mouth - is an opportunity to move the other one out.
Is it obvious that I never went to charm school - obvious - obvious

Listen Ma, you've taught me a lot - like never wipe my hands on the dog
Excuse myself when my body makes noise / Don't haul off and belch the alphabet at the boys

Charm school could do me great harm - you'll just waste your money
I'm your first born - I'd be irrevocably damaged / You'd end up paying parades of bad shrinks.

Maybe if I'd listened to what my aunt's say / I'd be making a 6 figure salary today
Posing with some brand new appliance / But no, I had to get all defiant

Is it obvious that I never went to charm school - obvious - obvious - obvious -obvious

spoken: Teacup balanced, pinkies up, bring to your lips,
imperceptible sips, nod to your host, how kind of you.
Posture now. Don't cross those legs or slouch in that chair

Turn, smile, shoulders back, glide through the room
slightly pout then lightly laugh,
sparkle girls. Now own that room


Genre: rock, pop, easy listening, kids/family, swing bass, ac (adult contemporary)

Mood:upbeat, humorous

About the Song
Description: The plaintive cry of a tomboy being forced to 'pretty up' "HELP! I'm being poisoned with poise". The story of a kid desparately pleading with her mom to try to avoid torturous hours in the dreaded Charm School which would also cut into her precious playtime. Lots of humorous "kid faux-pas" thrown in as well as some true-to-life whining. Many "charm school" graduates were interviewed by the songwriters to create this angst-filled anthem.

 Title: Charm School
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 2006
Pro:BMI
Licensing: contact authors


About the Recording:
Title: Charm School
Author(s):Richard & FloraLee Newman
Year:© 2006
Pro: BMI
Published: on TagYerit's CD "Gazing Globe"
Artist: TagYerit with Flo (guitars, vocals) Rich (bass) Jeff Thompson (drums)
Producer: Ed Vadas
Recorded: Greg Steele (engineer) at Derek Studios - Dalton, MA
Mastered: Northeastern Digital Southborough, MA

Licensing: contact authors


Ways to purchase:
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For all other inquiries, contact Rich Newman


Keywords: coming out debutante, charm finishing school, miss manners, polite behavior in social circles, conforming, conformity, psychiatrist, poisercise

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