Child Star

(lyrics by Pam Nestor)

Newspaper clippings
All over your bedroom floor
And there's pictures of you
Since you were a gal
Since you were a gal of four
You're a child star
They ordained you
You're a child star
At that time that was right
But you're thirty four today
You gotta stop
Acting like a child

Been such a long time baby
Since you were knee high
And you're much too old for pampering
And you're much too young to die
Much too old for lollipops
And not old enough for lies
You're a grown woman
Stop acting
Acting acting like a child

Box of heavy tablets
Lying by your bed
And there's sadness clogging
Up your memories
They block your head
You're playing games
Games with nature
Games you can't afford to lose
How can you find out who you are
Surrounded by the blues