Join The Community

Connect, showcase, get feedback and grow as a songwriter. Join the Frettie community today!

Twisted Ballerina

Jayne Sachs

February 07, 2014

Genre: Pop

More by Jayne


Likes

Our Sponsors

An awesome & helpful podcast for singers, songwriters & indie artists like YOU!

Likes:

Views: 957

Responses: 6




Share

Report

About This Song


This song has traveled the globe raising awareness about a heinous crime that most people won't speak about. I've heard from survivors from as far away as you can imagine to many right here in my own city. I try to remember a promise I made... and that is to play it for people as often as often as I can. So here it is for you on Frettie. Thx.


6 Responses


Christopher Minton

Great song…love how the music matches the intensity of the lyrics.  Thanks for having the courage to write and share something so authentic.

February 07, 2014

No members have liked this comment.

Dick Plunk

Very interesting - and disturbing. I found this song to be reminiscent of some parts of the Who’s “Tommy”. This is really creative.

February 07, 2014

No members have liked this comment.

Mackenzie Benish

It was intriguing to listen to from the start.
I love the part after the build up. With the music box sound.
It is a very eerie, very deep and unfortunately a lot of people can rrelate.thanks for sharing.

February 12, 2014

No members have liked this comment.

Lorn Mullenix

Really powerful and very sadly haunting and true.  Excellent audio theatre.  Well done.

March 23, 2014

No members have liked this comment.

Jayne Sachs

Thank you Lorn.  This song won the pop category in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest a handful of years ago. It was brave of the contest judges to name it top in that category.  Thanks for listening.

March 23, 2014

No members have liked this comment.

Michael R. J. Roth

A very elegant way to treat a disturbing subject. Well done.

June 20, 2017

No members have liked this comment.


You must be signed in to post feedback.


0

Christopher Minton

Great song…love how the music matches the intensity of the lyrics.  Thanks for having the courage to write and share something so authentic.

February 07, 2014

0

Dick Plunk

Very interesting - and disturbing. I found this song to be reminiscent of some parts of the Who’s “Tommy”. This is really creative.

February 07, 2014

0

Mackenzie Benish

It was intriguing to listen to from the start.
I love the part after the build up. With the music box sound.
It is a very eerie, very deep and unfortunately a lot of people can rrelate.thanks for sharing.

February 12, 2014

0

Lorn Mullenix

Really powerful and very sadly haunting and true.  Excellent audio theatre.  Well done.

March 23, 2014

0

Jayne Sachs

Thank you Lorn.  This song won the pop category in The John Lennon Songwriting Contest a handful of years ago. It was brave of the contest judges to name it top in that category.  Thanks for listening.

March 23, 2014

0

Michael R. J. Roth

A very elegant way to treat a disturbing subject. Well done.

June 20, 2017


Twisted Ballerina

Written by Jayne Sachs

Little Girl
Little twisted ballerina
Little steps
Little twisted ballerina pirouettes
across the floor
to the window where her
daddy watches from the corner of his eyes
and her uncle watches her thighs

Little girl
Little twisted ballerina
Dance

Well her mom's at work down at the hospital today
and her daddy decides to cash his paycheck today
and her uncle says "Sure, I'll watch your ballerina dance."
We;; she's heard those words before
She's seen that look before
She's smelled his breath on her before
This ballerina
And when here daddy leaves
and when they're alone he says
"I just bought a ticket to your show."

Little girl
Little twisted ballerina
Dance

Dance dance dance dance
Got to dance got to dance got to dance got to dance got to dance got to dance
Dance

And she dances out the bedroom
And she dances down the hall
And she dances down the steps
And out the front door
And she goes up to the clouds
that's where she finds her stage
And she does the dance that's twice her age

Little girl
Little twisted ballerina
Little steps
Little twisted ballerina pirouettes
Little twisted ballerina pirouettes

×