Like a Lady

© Glen B Powell

Here I stand like a statue on a pedestal

You file past like tourists on parade

Night after night after night.

Pay me to perform

To delight you and tease you

I dance and I sing

Pull a string and I’ll please you

Night after night after night.

I’m sick and tired of watching you watching me

I’m tired of listening while you try to score

Can’t you see I’m not public property

I don’t want to be here anymore

You don’t know how to treat me

Treat me like a lady.

Buy me a drink, try to impress me

You’d buy me flowers if you thought you could undress me

Night after night after night.

Tell me a secret to show me you can trust me

Make a joke to amuse or disgust me

Night after night after night,

But I’m sick and tired of watching you watching me

You make me feel like a tired old whore

Can’t you see that I’m not public property

I don’t want to be here anymore.

You don’t know how to treat me

Treat me like a lady.