Jezebel's


© Kirsten R. Hazler (2019)

Story

"'That one there, the one in green, she's a sociologist. Or was. That one was a lawyer, that one was in business, an executive position; some sort of fast-food chain or maybe it was hotels. I'm told you can have quite a good conversation with her if all you feel like is talking. They prefer it here, too.'

'Prefer it to what?' I say.

'To the alternatives,' he says."

- Excerpt from "The Handmaid's Tale" by Margaret Atwood

 

Also see Episode 8, Season 1 of the MGM/Hulu adaptation of the novel.

 

Here's a rough solo recording:

Lyrics

There's a lawyer and an architect
A banker and a teacher
A painter and a riveter
A scientist and a preacher
We came from different walks of life
We had our own ambitions
But now we have to shed our pride
Along with any inhibitions

At Jezebel's
We cater to their every whim
At Jezebels (at Jezebel's)
We've tasted every flavor of sin
Here at Jezebel's (at Jezebel's) at Jezebel's
Life ain't easy in this speakeasy

Still it's better than a handmaid
Always talking about the weather
There's plenty of liquor at the bar
To make the creeps look better
There's plenty of fancy dresses to wear
and plenty of pills to swallow
Plenty of ways to help you pretend
That your life's not completely hollow

At Jezebel's (at Jezebel's)
we cater to their every whim
Here at Jezebel's (at Jezebel's)
We've tasted every flavor of sin
Here at Jezebel's (at Jezebel's) at Jezebel's
We're keeping it sleazy in this speakeasy

Sometimes when the guy's not so hard on the eyes
You can pretend that you had a choice (here at Jezebel's)
And when he gives you a ring or asks you to sing
You can pretend that you have a voice (here at Jezebel's)
But don't think too much 'cause it'll fuck you up
You're never getting out alive (you're stuck at Jezebel's)
So pop all the pills and drink all you can take
'Cause it's the only escape, it's the only escape

(When you're a Jezebel) at Jezebel's (at Jezebel's)
You cater to their every whim
You're a Jezebel (at Jezebel's)
You cater to their every whim
Here at Jezebel's (at Jezebel's) at Jezebel's
You're keeping it sleazy (in this speakeasy)
You're keeping it sleazy (in this speakeasy)
You're keeping it sleazy in this speakeasy