February 6, 2016

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7 Hours out of Detroit.
Read my Bible on the train.
Didn't plan to get off in Alto.
I didn't plan to give away my name.
Last stop before Grand Rapids.
Why has the lord forsaken me?
She spotted me from the platform, she said
"Mister, gon' marry me?"
I don't love you Lucy Skidmore.
Please, do not take my name.
I don't love you Lucy Skidmore.
Please put me back on that train.
Big n' load n' funny.
Big as, like an old oak tree.
She starts to drinkin'.
Well shes just big and loud and mean.
She said,
"I named this town Alto.
It means, do not fuck with me.
Goin' down to the church right now,
Where you can drown in Platlake Creek,
and I will see to it."
I don't love you Lucy Skidmore.
Please do not take my name.
I don't love you Lucy Skidmore.
Please put me back on that train.
We were married for 50 years,
before the lord called her home.
I visit her grave every day,
so she won't be alone.
We had some bad times, but
we had some good.
Sure do miss her cooking,
and I didnt treat her like I should.
I love you Lucy Skidmore
Why has God forsaken me.
He took the only thing that ever mattered.
I miss Lucy Skidmore the same.
Yes, I love you Lucy Skidmore.
I'm proud you took my name.
Please tell God you need me beside you.
Please come get me off this Train

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