I Came So Far For Beauty – Stina Nordenstam

I left so much behind
My patience and my family
My masterpiece unsigned

I thought I’d be rewarded
For such a lonely choice
And surely she would answer
To such a very hopeless voice

I practiced all my sainthood
I gave to one and all
But the rumours of my virtue
They moved her not at all

I changed my style to silver
I changed my clothes to black
And where I would surrender
Now I would attack

I stormed the old casino
For the money and the flesh
And I myself decided
What was rotten and what was fresh

And men to do my bidding
And broken bones to teach
The value of my pardon


Lyric I Came So Far For Beauty – Stina Nordenstam