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Last wishes


Lean in closer - I can't speak too loud. Son, I told her I'd come back to town. Before your mother, there was another - she's had my heart ever since I was twenty, busking for money back in old Kingman.

Her name was Rita - hair like a desert sunset. Best working girl I believe I ever have met. We started dreaming, both of us leaving - building our own homestead. But that depression, taught us a lesson back in old Kingman.

I packed my suitcase - left in early morn. Wrote a note saying, "There's work in Californ. When I get settled and shake the devil, I'll save every cent. I'll bring that money home to you honey back in old Kingman.

One year later, I packed two cases. One filled with clothes and the other filled with tens. I started smiling, my car climbing toward my baby again. But then I found her deep in the ground there back in old Kingman.

I took that money and bought a proper headstone. I cried for weeks and I never left her alone. I made a promise that's now upon us - I need to know you'll keep it. When I die lay me next to my baby back in old Kingman.


from Built with Bones, released January 1, 2007
Words and music by Christian Williams


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Christian Williams New York

Christian Williams is a self-taught musician, experimental composer, and visual artist. His passion for expression has led him to dabble in a wide variety of music styles, ranging from dark acoustic folk music inspired by the American prairie to abstract sound art utilizing acoustic loops and field recordings. ... more

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