The Clockwork Dolls - Clockwork Maid lyrics
By The Clockwork Dolls
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.
Helene, you must learn to curtsy properly, like so.
Now, you try.
Alison, can we go outside to the archery range?
No! It's time for your lessons.
But you promised to teach me how to shoot!
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.
I saw Charles again today.
O, don't talk to me about that oaf.
He's a fine gentleman.
I can't stand him!
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.
Helene, take off your party dress before you run. Otherwise you might . . . fall down the stairs.
I'm alright! Oooo…. Ow!
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.
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!)
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?