TAKING A BATH
Writer: Melanie Safka
Publishers: Two Story Publishing, Inc. (ASCAP)
From the album SILVER ANNIVERSARY (1993)

Oh I feel grotty, the scent of my body
Reminds me of dish water left over night
Oh salty eyes looking for light

Oh this old dress has been cried in and lied in
And sweated and dried in, it's hittin' the sack
But now I'm alone with buttons down the back

And it's odd after all that our love has gone though
I should be sitting here crying for you
But all I can think of is taking a bath, cleaning my blue
Bathing my body and oooh, coming out new

All hopes for getting this straight
Left my mind very late in the morning, you left after dawn
I'm touching the tap and I'm turning it on

I've already wished I'd expire and I'm so tired
Of cursing your sun-sign and the day you were born
I'm numb to the hurt and I'm glad it feels gone

And reality blazes and I'm left amazed
That recovery's already started with basics
And all I can think of is taking a bath, cleaning my blue
Bathing my body and oooh, coming out new, oooh

Taking a bath
Taking a bath
Taking a bath
Taking a bath
Cleaning my blue-oo-ooo-oooo-oooooh