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Sterling Price-McKinney: Music & Lyrics

The Velveteen Rabbit

(Julie Reyburn)
Words and Music by Sterling Price-McKinney
I have a fantasy ...
A velveteen rabbit.
A beautiful dress I wore,
a feeling inside ...
A sense of the world around me.
A creature of habit,
that suddenly was no more.
That suddenly died ...

And since that time
I never really knew.
Where to go ...
What to do ...
I used to believe,
but barely remember.
How embarrassing ...
Why am I telling you?

I have a memory ...
A feeling of Christmas.
Of tears on a smiling face ...
Of music and dancing ...
Looking back through a window,
that day at my grandmother's house.
It's so hard to believe,
that ever was me ...

And since that time,
I've always been alone.
Romance is empty,
never true ...
Hopes and dreams
I barely remember.
Where did they go?
Why am I telling you?

I have a fantasy ...
Of cars,
and the lights on a Ferris Wheel.
I have a memory ...
Perfume,
a boy at my Sunday School.
I thought about children and men.
I wanted to marry her.
To go to the dance with him ...
But Father said "No".

And since that time
it's always been the same.
Nothing's changed ...
Nothing's new ...
Out in the cold,
on a personal carousel.
Trapped in a personal hell.
Why am I telling you?

It seems like even now,
I barely have a clue,
just why I'm telling you ...

I have a fantasy ...
Looking back through a window ...
A beautiful dress I wore ...
A velveteen rabbit.