These Are The Days 2006

Gino Vannelli - Venus Envy


Don’t want no marble statue smooth and cold as ice
Not some man-made goddess custom cut and spliced
Don’t need no great big set of charms to tempt my heart
Oh no
Prefer the feel of something real over plastic art
Well Aphrodite’s got grace but she ain’t the face
I know and I love
‘Cause I got blood in these veins while she’s some spooky dame
Lost in the heavens above
Chorus
Why do you wanna be Venus
When your light shines brighter than the brightest star
Why do you wanna be anyone else other than who you are
Why do you wanna be Venus
When you’re so much more than she could ever be
Yeah I feel like I’m losing you
Come back to me
Don’t want no hand-made inlaid porcelain china doll
Oh no...
Not some babe who comes unstitched before every mirror on the wall
Yeah DiMilo’s some piece but no thanks please
Not my cup of tea... Oh no
‘Cause I want flesh and bone and not some block of stone
Lying in bed next to me
Chorus
Why do you wanna be Venus
When your light shines brighter than the brightest star
Why do you wanna be anyone else other than who you are
Why do you wanna be Venus
When you’re so much more than she could ever be
Yeah I feel like I’m losing you
Blame it on those dippy dreams of beauty queens
Who kowtow to the pressure
Prescribing to the point of view that bigger is better
Yeah those tattooed lips those vacuumed hips this whole insanity
Remember what you do you do for you and not for me
Chorus
Why do you wanna be Venus
When your light shines brighter than the brightest star
Why do you wanna be anyone else other than who you are
Why do you wanna be Venus
When you’re so much more than she could ever be
Yeah I feel like I’m losing you
Come back to me...
Come back to me
Baby please come back to me
Come back yeah
Baby please come back to me...

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