Betty Lonely

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Cowboy Junkies are a Canadian alternative country/blues/folk rock band. The group was formed in Toronto in 1985 by Margo Timmins (vocalist), Michael Timmins (songwriter, guitarist), Peter Timmins (drummer) and Alan Anton (bassist). more »


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Betty Lonely lives in a duplex of stucco on the north bank of a brackish river 
Her ears omit the noise from a nearby airstrip her mind floats beyond the snapper boats

Betty Lonely, her green eyes are roughly staring at a point through the sliding glass door 
Her heart lives over a drawbridge

Her brain is wet like a throw net

Betty Lonely, she will always think in Spanish 
Though I know her Spanish black hair 
It will start to fade she sunk her past 
Out in the surrounding salt flats 
Her maidenhood was lost beneath the Spanish moss

Betty Lonely just talks to her grandbaby 
Everybody else she blots them out 
But her words stick like a flounder gig her dry laugh is like a gaff

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Written by: VIC CHESNUTT

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