LILLIAN ELIZABETH.
Copyright 1999.
 
WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME
A CRABBY OLD WOMAN OF NINETY THREE ?
WRINKLED AND SPECKLED WITH LIVER SPOTS
HAIR SPARSE AND WHITE AND FOREVER IN KNOTS
 
I HOBBLE AROUND ON THIS OLD ZIMMER FRAME
THEY CALL ME "OLD LIL" BUT THAT'S NOT MY NAME
I AM "LILLIAN ELIZABETH" THAT'S WHO I AM
"LILLIAN ELIZABETH" NAMED AFTER MY MAM
 
WHAT DO I SEE "LILLIAN ELIZABETH" WHEN I LOOK AT YOU
WHY, I SEE A YOUNG GIRL, AND A PRETTY ONE TOO
THE FACE IS WRINKLED THAT I CANNOT DENY
BUT A YOUNG GIRL I SEE IN MY MINDS EYE
 
WHEN I LOOK IN YOUR EYES THE YEARS ROLL AWAY
I SEE A YOUNG GIRL ON HER WEDDING DAY
THE WRINKLES AND LIVER SPOTS BRUSHED ASIDE
I AM SEEING THE FACE OF A BEAUTIFUL BRIDE
 
I LOOK AT YOUR FINGERS ALL CRIPPLED WITH PAIN
I BLINK, AND THEY, RE LONG AND SLENDER AGAIN
YOU'VE THE FACE OF AN ANGEL, EYES BLUE AS THE SEA
OH "LILLIAN ELIZABETH" YOU RE SMILING AT ME
 
A YOUNG MOTHER I SEE "LILLIAN ELIZABETH" WHEN I LOOK AT YOU
BUSY DOING THINGS THAT YOUNG MOTHERS DO
YOUNG AND VIVACIOUS, LOVING AND KIND
THE MOST WONDERFUL MOTHER YOU EVER COULD FIND
 
I SEE A GRANDMOTHER WHEN I LOOK AT YOU
YOUR DAUGHTER GROWN UP WITH HER OWN BABY TOO
OH "LILLIAN ELIZABETH" HOW QUICKLY TIME FLIES
I CAN SEE LAUGHTER LINES AROUND YOUR EYES
 
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