Vega, Suzanne - Edith Wharton's Figurine Lyrics




Edith wharton's lovely figurines
Still speak to me today
From their mantlepiece in time
Where they wrestle and they play

With passions and with prudences
Finances and fears
Her face and what its worth to her
In the passing of the years

See the portrait come to life
See the vanity behind
Cause in the struggle for survival
Love is never blind

Now, olivia lies under anasthesia
Her wit and wonder snuffed
In a routine operation
Her own beauty not enough,

Her passions and her prudences
Finances and fears
Her face, what it was worth to her
In the passing of the years

See the portrait come to life
See the vanity behind
Cause in the struggle for survival
Love is never blind

Edith whartons lovely figurines
Still speak to me today
From their mantlepiece in time
Where they wrestle and they play

We lie under anesthesia
Our wit and wonder snuffed
In our routine operations
Our own beauty not enough





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Vega, Suzanne Edith Wharton's Figurine Comments
  1. amaranta arcadia castillo gómez

    One of the most beautiful songs of Suzanne about this society so cruel against women, links the works of Wharton and her friend who died in a room operation.

    Keith Owen

    "this society so cruel against women" - dear oh dear, if there's any truth in your comment it serves only to highlight females' obsession with appearance over character.

  2. small blue caramel

    Great song and great video . Thank you very much for explanations which allow me to fully understand meaning and context of this song .Thanx again ,you did beautiful job !

  3. Portcullis

    Excellent video and explanation of a beautiful song with a sad story and message..

  4. Gözde E.

    what is song name

  5. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    I think your comment about Suzanne Vega describes her perfectly! Thank you!

  6. hemmojito

    I like Suzanne's way of writing lyrics. She never gives away everything. She gives you clues, pieces of a puzzle that you have to put together. Also she has a wide view of things. She's not one-sided and she never points with a finger. So there's always something very personal to you in a Suzanne Vega song if you are willing to explore that.
    Very fascinating.

  7. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    Hi! You're most welcome. You're also most interesting (went to your channel page) :-)).
    Thanks for your comment! Eileen (aka adamfulgence)

  8. Wendy Ooi

    Wow! Thanks for a wonderfully created video for one of my favourite Suzanne Vega's songs! I was privileged to hear her play this song live - just for me :-) when I requested it during a sound check before her concert in LA back in 2007. Definitely a video worth sharing! God bless you!

  9. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    Thanks Luis! I love the analogy with the soul! :-))

  10. zurdo

    Thanks again for a great vid< if only plastic surgery was for t soul too< this vids help a lot< thks my dear friend !!!!

  11. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    That's quite a comparison! I totally understand your point of view!

  12. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    Wow! Thanks so much! :-))

  13. rugan100

    I came here for Suzanne's wonderful song, and left a lot wiser. Thank you; this vid was a beauty from start to finish.

  14. Eileen aka Adamfulgence

    Thanks for watching and commenting!

  15. smok40

    Great job with uploading the song and providing detailed explanation of its meaning. Thank you!
    It's a very beautful song - the piano solo isn't bad at all either...

  16. Nicolás Gallardo

    One of her best! I only hated the kuroshitsuji's figurines. lol

  17. Emilio Hernandez

    A very beautiful song

  18. rolande

    Histoire triste et réelle ... trop fréquente, hélas !
    Une voix sublime, excellente musique et une histoire très bien mise en images !!
    Tu es plus que douée, Eileen ! Tu es une artiste et je le répèterai jusqu'à ce que tu acceptes ce fait évident pour tous sauf pour toi...
    Gros bisous !! xxx<3

  19. ArtsKris

    As usual this work is the most interesting. I did not know the story. In France we like very much Suzanne Vega. She makes rare and it's a pity. "My name is Luka" will remain the absolute tube. Thank you for this sad story but nicely put in images.

  20. Boxah

    Her voice is Yum - Thank you E - I likey - I love your art and beauty that you share - tis amazing - sometimes beyond my brain that I have to settle back and watch it time and time again ~ too much emotion within minutes - this is not a bad thing trust me.
    xoxoox K

  21. CARMSFAV

    You never cease to amaze, Eileen! Breathtakingly beautiful video. I have to have this song!

  22. chatefrancaise

    Eileen, you have used some profound photos to go along with this thought-provoking song. nothing really changes over the ages.

  23. Isis Čepon

    VERY COOL!!!!