Heard about her
Dirty and dirt poor
Drowned her children
Six, five and four

She took them by their little fingers
To the place where darkness lingers
Pushed them under till she couldn’t
Hear their screams no more

Lord please make them welcome there
Here for them I couldn’t care
Hard times – can’t make a dime
What else could I do
You gave them to me and now I give them back to you

Heard about him
Married very young
Had some jobs but
Couldn’t keep down one

His only daughter suddenly died
His wife wandered through the dark side
He decided on some poison
So she wouldn’t feel a thing

Lord please make her welcome there
Here with me it wasn’t fair
Hard times – can’t make a dime
What else could I do
Now she’s with our baby and I’m comin’ too


from Tales Of Misfortune And Woe, released February 7, 2009



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Dusty Stray Boulder, Colorado

DUSTY STRAY features the alt-folk repertoire of Texan songster Jonathan Brown which delves into universal themes of unrequited love, heartbreak, loneliness and death but (almost) always with a small dose of hope and redemption.

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