Henry Jamison Reading Days Lyrics

On the fainting couch, that’s Monica flare for the dramatic oh, so it goes

And in the kitchen there, that’s Leonore

Who I adore, whether I should or not well I don’t know

And reading the Marquise of O

On the balcony, that’s me

Walking in the garden, with Penelope she says “you may kiss me now,

No one will see”

I say “my heart is another’s and that makes me free

Besides I have a hard-won faith in the eternal Sophie

You think I’d just throw it away, for a little TLC?”

And reading the Answer to Job has been good for me

I was just a narcissist, a solipsist, a fantasist in that old house down by the sea

And reading the Marquise of O

On the balcony, that’s me