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Oddites and Rarities - New Mexico

first time that i saw her
she was on her honeymoon
she liked my band
so i tried to sell her a CD
and she bought one for her husband dan
and dan and her seemed happy
and i was glad of their fifteen bucks
they took their CD
i took their money
and wished them luck
they seemed to barely know each other
but i guess they knew enough
to walk through life as strangers
strangers in love

the next time i saw dan
was in marrietta
i was trying to get to my show
dan drove by, saw i was lost
stopped and lent me his cellular phone
i was late for the gig
but nobody minded
dan was there and so was she
everyone seemed happy
and i sold a lot of CDs
we barely knew each other
but i thought i knew enough
they were just strangers
in love

there are things that i don't tell you
things that you should know
i'm gonna tell you everything i promise
when i get back from georgia
and you return
from new mexico

the last time that saw her
was in atlanta
she came alone
she said "you won't remember me
but my my husband dan
lent you his cell phone."
I did not rember
i said i did
but i lied
i said "well, how's dan?"
she said "he committed suicide
three days after your marrietta show
a few months after our honeymoon."
i said "you both seemed so happy"
she said "i thought so too
'til i heard the shot from the living room.
will you play a song for me and dan"
i said "ma'am that's about all that i can do"
she said "play the one one about the hurricane"
so i did for her
as i will for you
we barely know each other
we know enough
to walk through life as strangers
sometimes in love

there are things that i don't tell you
things that you should know
i'm gonna tell you everything i promise
when i get back from georgia
and you return
from new mexico

© 1999 Mike West

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