There’s a song by a man called Billy Joel which I’d like to dedicate to my accomplice in life. It is she around whom my world has turned for the last nineteen years.
It’s called “She’s always a woman” and goes like this:
She can kill with a smile She can wound with her eyes She can ruin your faith with her casual lies And she only reveals what she wants you to see She hides like a child But she’s always a woman to me
She can lead you to live She can take you or leave you She can ask for the truth But she’ll never believe you And she’ll take what you give her as long as it’s free She steals like a thief But she’s always a woman to me
Oh, she takes care of herself She can wait if she wants She’s ahead of her time Oh, and she never gives out And she never gives in She just changes her mind
She will promise you more Than the Garden of Eden Then she’ll carelessly cut you And laugh while you’re bleedin’ But she’ll bring out the best And the worst you can be Blame it all on yourself Cause she’s always a woman to me
She is frequently kind And she’s suddenly cruel She can do as she pleases She’s nobody’s fool But she can’t be convicted She’s earned her degree And the most she will do Is throw shadows at you But she’s always a woman to me
The words “thank you” are inadequate, but they’re all I have!