The Horror Honeys: Weekly Honey Jam - 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan'

Weekly Honey Jam - 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan'

The morning sun touched lightly on 
The eyes of Lucy Jordan 
In a white suburban bedroom 
In a white suburban town 
 And she lay there 'neath the covers 
Dreaming of a thousand lovers 
'Til the world turned to orange 
And the room went spinning round 
At the age of 37 
She realized she'd never ride 
Through Paris in a sports car 
With the warm wind in her hair

It's a rare treat when a moment in an unforgettable movie is soundtracked with the perfect song. For me, one of those songs is 'The Ballad of Lucy Jordan' as performed by Marianne Faithfull, and featured in Ridley Scott's Thelma & Louise. Written by Shel Silverstein (yes, THAT Shel Silverstein), the song about the mid-life realizations of a suburban housewife played in the background of one of the film's quieter moments, in which Louise (Susan Sarandon) seems to be at peace. The combination of Faithfull's voice and Sarandon's serene doe-eyes make for one of the more memorable scenes in an already heart-breaking film. ~RH

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