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The Clockwork Dolls - Clockwork Maid lyrics

Clockwork Maid
By The Clockwork Dolls

Allison:
I am the governess, patient and true,
Charged with the making a lady of you.
Come down from that tree and put on your shoes
There's things to be learnt and there's no time to lose.

Allison:
Helene, you must learn to curtsy properly, like so.
Now, you try.

Helene:
Ow, sorry!

Alison:
Oh dear!

Helene:
Alison, can we go outside to the archery range?

Alison:
No! It's time for your lessons.

Helene:
But you promised to teach me how to shoot!

Alison:
*ahem*

These things are important, you're nearly eighteen.
Your wedding's just one year away.
Your posture's atrocious, your hair isn't clean,
Your petticoat's starting to fray.

Alison:
I saw Charles again today.

Helene:
O, don't talk to me about that oaf.

Alison:
He's a fine gentleman.

Helene:
I can't stand him!

Alison:
You don't have to stand him, just be a good wife;
A jewel in the peerage's crown.
This party will launch off the rest of your life.
Your destiny's worldly renown.
I know that it chafes but it's all by design.
You'll be the most beautiful bride.
And then will come children . . . well, all in good time.
A new generation to bide.

Alison:
Helene, take off your party dress before you run. Otherwise you might . . . fall down the stairs.

Helene:
I'm alright! Oooo…. Ow!

Alison:
Oh dear!

I am the governess, patient it's true,
But I don't think that I'll make a lady of you.
You're dirty and wild and a little bit mad.
But, strange as it seems, that isn't so bad.
The big day's tomorrow, so rest well my sweet.
The morning will come all too soon.

(Helene's counterpoint:
You are the governess.
Don't make a lady of me.
Dirty and wild, little bit mad.
Strange as it seems, that isn't so bad.
I won't sleep, I can't sleep!
Morning will come all too soon!)

Allison:
Why does the night come to find me
Dancing alone in a dress of the moon?
I am here to perfect her, to push her into the sun.
Seems all my life has been building to this day.
Then why would I give, give it all away
For just another ordinary day?