Michelle Shocked

Don't you tell me how

It used to be

I've seen the record and it

Clearly reads "To date:

Too little too late"

Too little too late

Don't you talk about

The way things was

Bringing roses and

Turtledoves don't rate

Too little too late

I should have known

That it was now or

Never but good things

Come to those who wait

When nothing came

But the eleventh hour

i said honey, I'm taking

The liberty to

Liberate myself

Too little too late

Then was then

but honey, now is now

If I don't call

Then you can just

Learn how to wait

Too little too late


Michelle Shocked (born Dallas, Texas, February, 1962) is the stage name of Michelle Karen Johnston, an American singer-songwriter.

As a young feminist, she left Texas to travel, Kerouac-style, and was caught up in Reagan-era grassroots politics. Her musical career was ignited by a bootleg recording made around a Kerrville Folk Festival campfire on a Sony walkman. Released in England as ‘The Texas Campfire Tapes’ without Shocked’s authority, its success abroad enticed Mercury Records to offer the newcomer a recording contract. ... Read More