Thursday, August 13, 2009

Broken Laura

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I never would have predicted that this was the next song. I thought I'd be doing an old one instead of something new, but this one's both... lyrics from 1990, music from today. It's one of those that I had no idea what it was about... so I asked William, and it came from a past experience of his. The truncated version is this: have you ever had a girlfriend/wife/significant other that was just loopy enough that you didn't know who she was from one date to the next? Well, this song is for her.

Every name in this song refers to the same girl. In a departure from the real-life story, I decided to write the music from the position of somebody who knows she's loopy, but loves her anyway.


Broken Laura
wmh - 13 July 1990

Wake up every morning in a stranger's bed
Brush the cobwebs from your eyes
Wonder who we'll be today
It's unknown, but no surprise

Ann, she ran a marathon
Monday has a child
Tuesday calls for doctor's help
Wednesday wears a smile

Clad in chains of innocence
It's but the memory which survives
Mother tries to keep in touch
With this menagerie of lives

Broken --- Laura
You're a growing mystery
Falling --- Star
In a whirlwind of insanity
Broken --- Laura
A tree of different leaves
Many --- Hearts
A stranger to reality

Thursday bought a wedding dress
Friday buys a gun
Saturday saw no hope
But Hope sees Sunday come

Beth had plans to buy some land
But caution's Carrie's way
Daphne logs her diary
While Shelly's secrets fade

Broken --- Laura
You're a growing mystery
Falling --- Star
In a whirlwind of insanity
Broken --- Laura
A tree of different leaves
Many --- Hearts
A stranger to reality



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