Weeds in the Gallows

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WEEK 10/52 This was an immediate song for me. I was coming home from work, Monday March 6 2017, and was approached by a woman on the verge of tears. I have no idea whether what she told me was real or not, but it moved me nonetheless, and I know she was hurting, and I know a lot of people are hurting now. Everyone seems to either be in pain or craving the infliction of pain these days, it is terrifying to be a parent right now.

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I was standing at the stations tonight
A cold rain blowing
Swirling around the neon
Gas light

Shadowy lady
Pulls up in a black car
She'd run from her husband she said
With her daughter, not far

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?

She said she needed
Thirty seven dollars for a room
I gave her fourty
She looked like a ghost
Who'd seen her own tomb

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?

Weeds growing in the gallows
Trembling in the wind
Everyone's asking will they
Cut them down again?

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from Hebdomadal Songs 2017, released January 1, 2017

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