From the recording When We're Gone

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BettySoo: accordion, acoustic guitar, piano, vocals
Glenn Fukunaga: upright bass
Brian Standefer: cello
Dave Terry: drums

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…