Mrs. Cowdrey

from by Independent Square

  • Streaming + Download

    Includes unlimited streaming via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

      $1 USD



Strings by Pritiva Atiken, a young cellist with the Colombo Philharmonic in 1999, makes this a very memorable track, which deals with abuse in all its forms.


Hey Mrs. Cowdrey
what you doing tonight?
It's been so long since you've
gone outside
Your windows are closed
But I can see right through
I think it's time that made a
And she says
i've got all the makings of a lady
And she says
I've got something left inside
And maybe somewhere
Someone still thinks that i am pretty
If only just for a little while
But i can survive
Now I've got through the madness in my life
Though I'm still here in doubt
And maybe I'm crazy
To think that i'm the same as I was
years and years ago
But I know something's gota work
Cos it can't get any harder
I've seen it all
I'm not as mentally strong as I was 10 years ago
i think it's a shame
that someone can do so much
to another
That they lose
The will
to go on
But still can say I love you
what does it mean?
You can say I love you
It doesn't sound that clear to me

I knew a man back then
his name was Henry
he always used to be so full of life
You know I dont know
what happened to that person
All that's left is a body I dont recognize
And she says,
You can hit me if you want to
Cos you know
Tomorrow I will break away
And maybe it's my fault
maybe i should ahve been more independent
then maybe you wouldnt treat
me like you do today.


from Bring Back the Sun, track released June 14, 1999
Lyrics: Anil B



all rights reserved


Independent Square Colombo, Sri Lanka

contact / help

Contact Independent Square

Streaming and
Download help