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Janis IanBest Of Janis Ian: The Autobiography Collection

Hair Of Spun Gold

Janis Ian

When I was just the age of five
my world had just come alive
Wondrous things to be seen and be done
All that I could think of was fun

With hair of spun gold
Lips of ruby red
and eyes as deep as the deepest sea

And when I was just the age of ten
my life it did change again
I threw away all my childish toys
and worked on getting noticed by the boys

And when i was just thirteen years of age
going steady was all the rage
My momma picked me out the cutest boy
My little leather-jacketed toy

And hair of spun gold
turned to black as the night
Lips of ruby red were turned to pale pink

And when I was fifteen years of age
he had my hand in marriage
And when fifteen years of age
in my arms I held my babe

And now I'm twenty-one
I feel my life's over and done
and I'm looking down on my little child
wondering if she'll be so wild

She's got hair of spun gold
Lips of ruby red
and eyes as deep as the deepest sea

And I'm looking down on my child
I swear she'll have the time
There'll be time to love, there'll be time to learn
Her childish memories she won't spurn
We'll find time to laugh, there'll be time to play
She won't have to throw her toys away
I swear to you
We'll wait for time to take its time

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