From the recording Blue Leaf On A Green Tree

Lyrics

VERSE
Her mama wanted her to marry a rich man
So she would never have to do without
To sweet Kathleen, it sounded like a good plan
Maybe that’s what life was all about

VERSE
She hooked up with a guy who had money
And now she has a family of her own
She’s a mother and a wife; it’s a silver-plated life
But lately she’s not sure it feels like home

CHORUS
There’s a picture on the wall of a perfect family
But she knows how to hide what’s inside
And the saddest part of all is he don’t even know when she cries
She’s livin’ in a picture-perfect lie

VERSE
One day little Mandy saw tears in mommy’s eyes
She touched her hand, said: “Mommy, please don’t cry”
Kathleen just looked away; could she survive another day?
She needs a warmth that cold, hard cash can’t buy

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
Kathleen found out too late; it’s an all-too common fate
Money can’t buy love

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
She’s livin’ in a picture-perfect lie

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson & Steve Rizzo
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music & Steven J. Rizzo Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.

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Mood: Realization
Key: G / BPM: 120 / Length: 4:03
ISRC: QZ37R1900156
BMI: 20807169
ISWC: T9179736540