Paul Shapera - [The New Albion Radio Hour] A2 S1 - The Thief

: Paul Shapera
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And now, back to The New Albion Rad io Hour!

Welcome listeners to the 2nd Act of tonight's broadcast. And tonight we have a special treat. The one and only Constance O'Brien, star of the stage is here in our very own studio to perform the lead role in of our 2nd act. Welcome Miss O'Brien. We're big fans here at The New Albion Radio Hour.

Constance:
Oh thank you, Llloyd, the pleasure's all mine.

Announcer:
"So who will you be playing for us tonight?"

Constance:
Well, as soon as i get in character, i'll be Inanna, a young attendee of New Albion's high society soirees, who has a secret agenda of her own."

Announcer:
Well, listeners, while Constance gets ready, why don't you let me Lloyd Allen and The Dieselpunk Orchestra here set the stage for our next Act and tell you a little bit about her character.
Here, on The New Albion Radio Hour

The thief is a lady, a lonely girl who maybe
Knows the ways of loss from end to end
The world where shes staying, its high class rules seem crazy
And shes a low class girl who smiles and just pretends

Shes taking her time, shes taking your cool
Shes taking your heart while shes taking your jewels
Shes taking tonight. Shes taking tonight. Shes taken tonight
Shes taking it all, shes taking your side
Shes taking it on, taking you for a ride
Shes taking tonight. Shes taking tonight. Shes taking tonight.

The thief is a lady, on her mothers grave cried daily
And still lights a flame on Sundays at the shrine
But now shes been staying in a world refined and stately
Where beauty hides a fierce and cruel design

Shes taking her time

In the highest class of Albion, the laws are quite clear
If youre female and divorced you have no rights to adhere
Your wealth, your home, your children are all his to decide
Ladies drink their tea in fear of being tossed aside

The thief has seen this very thing happen up close
Man cheats, then divorces, then down his wife goes
At 50 all her money, children, world and friends
Are gone in one brief flash and all she knows just ends

Amongst these fine ladies, word of mouth says maybe
If he decides to cast you cold aside
A thief, she can save thee, she only works for ladies
Shell get that little nest egg he denied

Shes taking her time





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