• Artist: Raina Rose
  • Title: What Do You Bury?
  • Genre: Country - Alternative
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic, Sentimental/Ballad, Dramatic
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Real Drums/Drum Kit, Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), Electric Guitar (Clean, Overdriven), Bass, Keyboards/Organs
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 10/18/2011
  • Lyric themes: Sadness Depression, Self Destruction, Despair Misery, Alcohol, Other
  • Lyric hook: "What do you bury next to a man you did not love?"
  • Lyrics: me I did not love him it was a mask I wore/it looked like a full belly or a shirt he left on the floor/and there were quiet bits of respite I did not ask for more/his steps would fade down the way after he closed the door/ he, he did not love me not near as much as he loved gin/not near as much as he loved bourbon or a beer to lift his chin/but he kept me in fine linens he kept the pantry filled/and he kept me like a broken bird till the day he was killed/ have mercy on this heartache borne into such a fog/for the man he meant much less to me than the company of a dog/and I’m not sayin he was a bad man/no, I swear upon my blood/but what do you bury next to a man you did not love?/ we were children at the alter dressed in our parent’s shoes/when you got nothing to hold onto, you got nothing left to lose/and some nights I’d lay there naked all sadness and bare-bones/and he would smell like smoke and lust, if he made it home/ have mercy on this heartache borne into such a fog/for the man he meant much less to me than the company of a dog/and I’m not sayin he was a bad man/no, I swear upon my blood/but what do you bury next to a man you did not love?/ I’m not praying for a reason/surely don’t think god will hear/god never heard me one time when he left me here/ some days I see my sister babies all pink and bright/and the one I bore was gone before we were sure he’d go to Christ/and I’m a child at this gravestone all contrite with tears/in the one hand is my freedom/in the other all these hard years/
  • Keywords: Bass, Guitar

About Raina Rose

Raina Rose

Portland, OR United States

Raina Rose is a sinner/songwriter born on the day the music died. She sings americana-folk songs of long travels, fictional characters, time that plays tricks and the tricks that governments play with a biting honesty. Starting her life in Los Angeles during the Regan era, her family soon emigrated to lovely Portland, OR where Raina cut her teeth on the notable music scene. Raina took off on tour in late 2005 and has been at ...

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