Josephine

from by BettySoo

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Another night he'll be home late
Lipstick smear still on his face
And the morning will be hell
When she won't want him to tell

But when the lights go down on the room
And the spot shines on the bright blue plume
Tucked in a band around a delicate wrist
Floating in the dark ‘til the hand cues the pianist

And it's Skylark…Sweet falsetto rings in the air
Catch your breath while you stare
His face like an angel singing a lover's prayer

Every Tuesday after he locks the office doors
Pulls the tie over his head and onto the floorboard
Cruises out of the suburbs to the emptying city
Everyone's going home but his day's beginning

His brown cropped hair drowned by raven curls
Porcelain skin stark against a string of black pearls
Good old Joe becomes lovely Josephine
Still every eye closes when he starts to sing

And it's Skylark… The melody drawing you in with every tone
The longing that you hear feels like your own
Til you find your heart's true home

credits

from When We're Gone, released May 27, 2014
BettySoo: acoustic guitar & vocal
Brian Standefer: cello
Dave Terry: drums
Glenn Fukunaga: upright & electric bass

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BettySoo Austin, Texas

In the past ten years, BettySoo zigzagged her way across the North American and European continents dozens of times. The Austin American-Statesman says BettySoo has "exceptionally well-arranged songs, as easily equal in precision to, say, Patty Griffin or Alison Krauss…a confidence that speaks volumes,” and KUT praises her "beautiful, heart-wrenching songs that are also edgy and unwavering." ... more

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