Who Sang Bethlehem? Paula Cole

Paula Cole Harbinger cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Paula Cole
release date: 1994
genres: Rock Pop
styles: Pop Rock/Alternative Rock/Soft Rock
length: 4:40
producer: Kevin Killen
vocal: Paula Cole
mixer: Kevin Killen
engineer: Kevin Killen
assistant recording engineer: Todd Vos
bass guitar: Paul Bushnell
keyboard: Paula Cole
guitar: Kevin Barry and Gerry Leonard
drums (drum set): Jay Bellerose
composer: Paula Cole
lyricist: Paula Cole
Pulling on the apron strings looking up
Standing on the chair to be grown up
I feel so little, I need my pillow
I hate the time, I hate the clock
I want to be a dog or I want to be a rock

Sunday's pancakes Miss Mary Mack
Color Polariods show my heart attack
In my second-hand pants and dusty shoes
The day that the playground laughed at my shoes
It's my birthday next week and what I want please
Is to turn on the heat so the fish won't freeze
The fish in the tank froze and died last week
Oh I want to be a dog or I want to be a leaf

Quarry miners, fishermen
In my town of Bethlehem
Picket fences, church at ten
No star above my Bethlehem

Now I'm only 16 and I think I have an ulcer
I'm hiding my sex behind a dirty sweatshirt
I've lost five pounds these past few days
Trying to be class president and get straight A's, well,
Who gives a **** about that anyway?
I want to be a dog or a lump of clay

Chorus

Still I'm tired of standing still
Tired of living - still
Everyday I dream of leaving

Everybody's talking about Becky's bust
The boys on the basketball team just ****
The same ten girls, who don't know who they are
They're looking for some comfort in the back of a car
The six-packs of beer, the locker room jeers
I don't want to be me, I don't want to be here

Chorus

Red brick schoolhouse, dead end dirt roads, daffodils
No star above my Bethlehem

I want to be a dog or I want to be a rock
I don't want to be me, I don't want to be here
Bethlehem

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 Happy Home
  • 2 I Am So Ordinary
  • 3 Saturn Girl
  • 4 Watch the Woman's Hands
  • 5 Bethlehem
  • 6 Chiaroscuro
  • 7 Black Boots
  • 8 Oh John
  • 9 Our Revenge
  • 10 Dear Gertrude
  • 11 Hitler's Brothers
  • 12 She Can't Feel Anything Anymore
  • 13 Garden of Eden
  • 14 The Ladder