In my memory
She caused such misery
Kept it all from me and smiled all the while

Once she went away
Friendly little holiday
With a group to play survivor in the wild

Some thing crawled into her tent
Some big beast, he came and went
Yet she let him in

In my memory
We tried so desperately
To start a family but it just didn’t work

Results came back to me
Proving my sterility
We thought it would be the end of everything

No more real communication
Then she somehow became pregnant
And then things got strange

In my memory
That child never looked like me
I began to see exactly what was happening

After years of lies
It came as no surprise
I came to despise her body and her soul

But your honor I would never
Try to harm her with a mirror
Or a razorblade

In my memory


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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