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I set out one winter’s day
Through the woods but lost my way
Darkness fell and froze me so
I lay down on a patch of snow

Tangled branches reached for me
My heart pounded rapidly
Icicles formed from the tears on my face
I felt myself pass away

Woodland creatures came to see
They all took a bite of me
Scavengers came swooping down
And bits of me were passed around

Mama came to look for me
With the village search party
My remains were plainly seen
Her boy’s bones there picked so clean

Mama don’t you cry my dear
I am safe forever here
Though my life was short and sweet
I gave of myself to eat

Woodland creatures came to see
They all took a bite of me
Scavengers came swooping down
And bits of me were passed around

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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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