The Birthday Party - Jennifer’s Veil
So you’ve come back for Jennifer? You know, she hides her face behind a veil, And i’m warnin’ ya Frankie, leave on the next train, your Jennifer she just ain’t the same. Hey quit waving that thing around! Oh come back! Come back; and give me a chance to explain. Your baby will never cry again.
So don’t try to reach out and don’t let the ship’s flag down. Point the figure-head at the storm and drive her hard upon. Don’t stop and don’t stop and don’t let the veil drop. Another ship ready to sail - the rigging is tight like Jennifer’s veil.
She drew the curtain on her face ever since they came and burnt the old place down And why is she searching through the ashes? Why, only Jennifer knows that now. And the officer, without a word, left all his junk and just moved out.
So don’t try to reach out and don’t let the ship’s flag down. Point the figure-head at the glass smash! Smash, Into shards! Don’t stop and don’t touch and don’t let the veil drop…behind Jennifer’s veil
Oh god Frankie is that really you?! Get back! Don’t reach out! Get back, and get that lantern out of my room!
And don’t try to reach out and don’t let the ship’s flag down down, down over her, like a shroud and let her sail on the sea like a stone. Don’t touch and don’t touch and don’t let the veil drop another ship ready to dock…the rigging comes loose …like Jennifer’s veil…