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A song from my album Air Is a Public Good.

Music and lyrics by Eric Randolph Rasmussen.

 

Bet her life on No. 4:

“Nothing Like A Dame”

And ever since she won

The woman’s life is not the same

 

Throw the past behind you

Never let lies reach you

Throw the past behind you

Never let lies reach you

 

Suddenly she’s found herself

A kind, forgiving hand

Enough to change her address

And her name and her homeland

 

Throw the past behind you

Never let lies reach you

Everyone forgets you

Do what you must do

 

She’ll go to where she’s free

To break some hearts and raise some Cain

She’ll never have to take men’s shit

Or ever take their names

 

Throw the past behind you

Never let lies reach you

Suddenly she’s found herself

A kind, forgiving hand

 

I’m not the marrying kind

I want to see a painted desert

I’m not the marrying kind

I want to see a painted desert

And unwind

You can’t define me

 

I’m not the marrying kind

I want to see a desert

And unwind

You can’t define me

Or live inside my mind

 

Now I have the capital

And have a map to find the pines

I want to see a painted desert

And unwind

 

Her sister tracked her down and found her

Deep inside the pines

And said you are plumb crazy

Leaving everyone behind

 

Nobody to reach you

Without the social values

Nobody to teach you

Nobody to get through

 

But she said that I’m happier

To leave behind it all

A bitter race of humans

Bury me just where I fall

 

No one ever said you

Didn’t stick to values

No one ever said that you

Didn’t have a thought too

 

 

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