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Lyrics

RAVEN HAIRED WOMAN

Mary Bennet – vocals, guitar
Jason LaPrade – lead guitar, lap steel
Rosemary Phelan – harmony vocals

Written by Mary Bennet
This is dedicated to the volunteers at Inn From The Cold

You laid flowers on her grave
And stole off into the night in your beat up Ford
Lonely, weak, cold
Who knows what you're runnin' toward
The snow covered sumac doesn't move you
Trying to feel the wind on your face
Folks back home are wonderin' what happened
To the sad eyed man who left without a trace

You clutch a fading photograph
Through endless, tired miles on the road
Chain smoking cigarettes
You gave up for her so long ago
Whiskey at dawn no longer soothes you
You hardly feel the drugs course through your veins
Dreamed you're careening downhill backwards
Through wildfire, thunder and rain

Why did she, how could she leave you
And put you on this slippery, downhill slide
All you have left is a picture
Of the raven haired woman by your side

Could you go back now to face your empty place
Before the shadows kill your light
Home to where the ocean
Used to sing you two to sleep every night
You're overwhelmed by the kindness of strangers
Who took you in with arms open wide
With trembling hands you showed us the picture
Of the raven haired woman by your side

Why did she, how could she leave you
And put you on this jagged, uphill climb
All you have left is a picture
Of a smiling young man, and a raven haired woman
You still feel her by your side

You picked flowers for her grave