I wrote this as I watched a friend slowly wither away to her demise. She was always a generous giver, but had difficulty receiving comfort at the end of her life. I’m not sure who I was mad at when I wrote this one.
Useless trivia: I wrote this song in 1991 and forgot about it. I came across the lyric sheet in 2012, wrote a bridge and voila.
Bonus audio, because you need a little pick-me-up: We love playing at The Brickyard, a great open-air venue in Wichita’s Old Town. And our pal Mark always lets the recorder roll when we play. So here it is, straight out of the mixing board. Enjoy!
The World Famous Indestructible China Doll, live from The Brickyard (June 2012)
© 2012 Bryan Masters D G A D G A D She never disappoints G A D G A She's a real go-getter D G She'd straighten this whole mess out A D G A If they'd just let her D G Oh oh she's standing tall D She's got it all figured out A and written on the wall D G A D G A She's the world famous indestructible china doll If you listen to her heart You'll hear a storm inside If you look real close you can see it in her eyes Oh oh she's always there for them But where were they when it all started closing in on the famous indestructible china doll br: F#m G Ch-ch-ch-china doll E She don't know how bad she'll shatter A She don't know how far she's gonna fall D G A D G A So drink a toast to the lady and to her health She's everything to everybody except herself Oh oh she's a fearless friend To all the ones who missed her crying at the end of the famous indestructible china doll Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP