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Janis Ian

Mrs. McKenzie

Janis Ian

She taught them all about sex
and other little girls
Encouraging them to go out among friends
and spread the word
And going from one little game to another
she became more of a friend than a mother
Kept them in her freedom

Oh, look at her
Lady Mckenzie, she's in a frenzy
for her children to leave
so she can be free
What a drag it must be
feeling wanted

She said - If you've got a problem
I'm not here to help you
You've got your hang-ups, it's none of my fault
Pull yourself through
You say that you need me, I'm only your mother
I only work here, please don't bother me
Teach yourself to be free

Oh, look at her
Mrs. Mckenzie, she's in a frenzy
for her children to leave
so she can be free
What a drag it must be
Feeling wanted

I tried to help her, to tell her
hey wouldn't be what she'd like them to
You can't fix your mind if it's wrapped in the twine
of the psycho blues
She just said "Get out, 'cause Mother's always right
"In a logical world, age means might
"If you're raped, chalk it up to experience"

Oh, look at her
Lady Mckenzie, she's in a frenzy
for her children to leave
so she can be free
What a drag it must be
feeling wanted

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Tour Dates

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All tour dates updated on July 10, 2019

  • Wednesday August 21

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

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    Janis closes out the summer with two solo evening at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, this solo show should feature several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos!!

  • Thursday August 22

    The Kate, Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    The Kate

    Old Saybrook, Connecticut

    Phone: 860.510.0473

    Visit the venue's website

    Janis closes out the summer with two shows at The Kate, one of her all-time favorite venues. After a long run with old pal Livingston Taylor, where sets had to accomodate the co-bill, expect several brand new songs and a few blistering guitar solos in this magical solo evening!

  • Friday February 28

    E. J. Thomas Hall, Akron, Ohio

    E. J. Thomas Hall

    Akron, Ohio

    Phone: 330-972-7570

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  • Sunday March 1

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater, Bloomington, IN

    Buskirk-Chumley Theater

    Bloomington, IN

    Phone: 812.323.3020

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