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Credits
Lyric Credits: Patricia Carpenter
Producer Credits: Donn Scott Shetler
Publisher Credits: COMONMON MUSIC
Performance Credits: Scott Shetler Patty Carpenter James Wormworth
Label Credits: Epiphany 105
Description
Short Song Description:
A lament for our Friend Nancy Patterson
Who took the long walk in 2005
Metadata
Song Length 4:28
Primary Genre Folk-Contemporary
Secondary Genre -
Tempo / Feel Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal Duet Female
Subject Matter 1 Dysfunctional Family
Subject Matter 2 Change
Mood 1 Heartbreaking
Mood 2 Tranquil
Similar Artist 1 Norah Jones
Similar Artist 2 Alison Krauss
Language English
Era 2000 and later
Lyrics
I cried, I cleaned and I wandered around,
Stared stunned into space as my tears hit the ground.
I'm making my bed and singing the blues.
It won't bring you back but it helps see me through.
O babe, why did you do it?
No one to see you through it
and the night must have loomed so long . . .
So long. Well, so long.
There's nothing left to hold you as the threads unwind.
We sit here spinning platitudes, "Was your soul in such a bind?"
I see you in a vision: costumed mermaid with a train,
some sequins, salty water, and I'm cryin' again.
O babe, why did you do it?
No way to see you through it
And the night must have loomed so long . . .
So long. Well, so long.
You held court in the ocean laughing in the water
playing with my son before the wedding of my daughter.
What about the past couldn't let you breathe?
What about the future couldn't set you free?
O babe, why did you do it?
No hope to see you through it
And the night must have loomed so long . . .
So long. Well, so long.