“Sissy’s Song” lyrics

SISSY’S SONG
(Lyrics and music by Larry Krone & Janet Kennedy)

IT WAS A HUMID SUMMER DAY IN ST. LOUIE
JULY NINETEENTH, NINETEEN SEVENTY-THREE
MY BROTHERS DAVID AND LARRY
STAYED HOME WITH MAUREEN FEELY
WHEN ANN & RONALD KRONE HAD THEIR THIRD BABY

WELL WE LIVED IN A BRICK HOUSE IN U. CITY
WE HAD A GERMAN SHEPHERD DOG NAMED LACEY
WHILE US KIDS STAYED HOME WITH MOMMY
DADDY DID CARDIOLOGY
AND MY BEST FRIEND ELEANOR LIVED ACROSS THE STREET

WELL I WENT TO PUBLIC HIGH SCHOOL AT U. CITY
I AUDITIONED FOR THE MUSICALS, BUT I NEVER GOT THE LEAD
AT COLLEGE DAVID MET AMY
AT HOME I ROCKED AND ROLLED WITH BECCA & LARRY
AND AFTER SCHOOL I WORKED AT YOUTH EMERGENCY

WELL NOW I’M HERE TO TELL YOU ALL MY STORY
WHILE I’M SIX FEET OFF THE FLOOR AND I STRUM MY UKELELE
SOME OF YOU MIGHT KNOW ME AS SISSY
BUT MY NAME IS JANET ABRA KRONE KENNEDY

WHEN I WAS SIXTEEN LARRY MOVED TO NEW YORK CITY
I WENT THERE TWO YEARS LATER, IT’S WHERE I WANTED TO BE
I STUDIED PSYCHOLOGY
AT NEW YORK UNIVERSITY
AND I DID MY DRINKING WHILE I LISTENED TO COUNTRY

WHEN LARRY WAS IN ITALY WITH NANCY AND GIANNI
I WAS AT THE VILLAGE IDIOT DRINKING BEER AND GETTING TIPSY
A HANDSOME TEXAN NAMED RANDY
SAID THAT HE WOULD SHOW ME
HOW TO TWO-STEP AND NOW WE ARE MARRIED

NOW I’M SIX FEET OFF THE FLOOR AND TELLING MY STORY
I LIVE IN BROOKLYN WITH RANDY AND OUR LITTLE BEAGLE DAISY.
MOM AND DAD ARE SIXTY
I HAVE A NEPHEW NAMED GUY HENRY
THIS ST. LOUIS GIRL IS FEELING HAPPY

SOON I’LL HAVE MY PH.D.
LARRY’S SHOWING AT THE WHITNEY
I’M A GIRL FROM MISSOURI
AND I’M FEELING HAPPY

YEAH, SOON I’LL HAVE MY PH.D.
LARRY’S SHOWING AT THE WHITNEY
I’M A GIRL FROM MISSOURI
AND I’M FEELING HAPPY

copyright 2002 Larry Krone, Janet Kennedy