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  1. Forsake Me Not

From the recording Bare Bones

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3) Forsake Me Not - m.litton

It was in the November cold when I left our home
I’s goin’ to the city to trade my poems for gold
I thought to keep your love I needed knowledge of
More things than any one man would ever know
So I went seekin’ fame ‘n fortune, blue days ‘n nights
But I only found sad women and empty streets of ice
And all I heard were melodies of things a heart can’t bear
The lyrics were of loneliness, the rhythms were despair

Chorus: Forsake me not, forget me not
Don’t leave me alone now that I feel so cold
Just love me now, forgive me now
And I’ll sing for you the music from a long time ago

The day I got your letter it was raining
And that bitter winter pain was eatin’ at my heart
It’d been some weeks since I’d gotten any word from ya
Still I hadn’t counted on you throwin’ in all your cards
So when I read the line that you’d suffered so many times
I felt like a wounded fighter down on the count of nine
Yes, my road can get weary, babe, but it’s the only one I know
As I wondered where I’s from and wondered where I’d go

Yeah, I drove one thousand miles in a single day ‘n night
I only stopped for coffee, gas, ‘n some moments to cry
And all I heard were melodies of things a heart can’t bear
The lyrics were of loneliness, the rhythms were despair
(chorus)

I packed my suitcase and headed down that western pike
Where I drove ‘n drove for many an hour
Far from the Atlantic waters through the prairie winter
And I wasn’t cryin’ for you, Lord, no, I’s cryin’ for my gal
“Just tell her you need her, boy, the door will open wide
Cause your love is still a need in her
If that woman’s still your bride…”
I listened to my good friend’s words
As we drank throughout the night
His beer and my tears began to make things right