When We're Gone

from by BettySoo

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lyrics

When we’re gone they’re gonna find
Yellowed letters scrawled
With promises from older days
Pictures tucked between poems
With faces they can’t name
Tokens of love in pockets and boxes
A ring you never threw away
A turquoise pin on a yellow scarf
A tarnished silver heart on a cheap brass chain

When we’re gone
They’re gonna see
All the things we’ve held onto
From our hearts’ broken histories
When I go
Let them be
Leave them behind in that house
When you come to me
When we’re gone

Black leather jacket
With a cat scratch on its shoulder
Oval mirror engraved inside with
“Let’s grow older together”
A paperback that lost its ending
When it lost its cover
But the title page read “to my sad girl”
Just under “The Good Soldier”

When we’re gone
They’re gonna see
All the things we’ve held onto
From our hearts’ broken histories
When I go
Let them be
Leave them behind in that house
When you come to me
When we’re gone
When we’re gone
When we’re gone…

credits

from When We're Gone, released May 27, 2014
BettySoo: accordion, acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
Brian Standefer: cello, keyboard
Dave Terry: drums
Glenn Fukunaga: upright 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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