art by jeffrey donato

Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

A hound bays in the distant dark, a whippoorwill takes flight
Jane is on another lark, passing through the night
Like a fox that flees her cage, just because she can
Like a lady come of age, a woman with a plan

CHORUS 
She comes and goes like summer rain
As flighty as a whooping crane
As restless as a weather vane
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

Going up or going down, going fast and far
Up a hill or through a town, or to a distant star
She’ll cut the string and take her fling, or sit and watch the sky
Or turn her hand to any thing, or kiss it all goodbye

CHORUS
She takes the ball and breaks the chain
Pours precaution down the drain
Bubbles over like champagne
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

In the land of midnight peril, on the shore of anywhere
That dreams fly free and feral, you will find Jane there
You might not find the words that rhyme, to make a perfect song
But if you find the time sometime, Jane might sing along

CHORUS
She comes and goes like summer rain
As flighty as a whooping crane
As restless as a weather vane
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

CHORUS
She’s fickle as financial gain
Sells trouble like an ad campaign
Takes the risk and risks the pain
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

Another hound bays in the night, and someone wonders why
Did a prowler come in sight, or did Jane just pass by?
Like a fox that’s free of cage, like a Peter Pan
Like a lady come of age, a woman with a plan

CHORUS
She takes the ball and breaks the chain
Pours precaution down the drain
Bubbles over like champagne
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

CHORUS
She’s sweet and good and true and sane
Simple as a daisy chain
Sweeter still while raising cane
Wherefore Art Thou, Jane?

lyrics: Jean James
music: Mary James


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