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Hedwig's Lament

This song is by Hedwig And The Angry Inch and appears on the musical soundtrack Hedwig and the Angry Inch (1998) and on the album Hedwig And The Angry Inch - Motion Picture Cast (2001).

This song has been covered by Yo La Tengo under the title "Hedwig's Lament/Exquisite Corpse".
I was born on the other side
Of a town ripped in two
And no matter how hard I tried
I'd end up black and blue

I rose from off of the doctor's slab
I lost a piece of my heart
Now everyone gets to take a stab
They cut me up into parts

I gave a piece to my mother
I gave a piece to my man
I gave a piece to the rock star
He took the good stuff and ran

Written by:

Stephen Trask

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