My Perfect Death

from by Shawn Waggoner

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Nothing that a huge dose of Vitamin D can't cure.

I revealed to a good friend who played on this recording that this idea of death by wilderness was my perfect death. He confessed it was also his dream death. So I conjured a reason that could bring this on prematurely. Enjoy!

(I think Judith Schaechter's art, Feral Child, is a picture of this song.)


My Perfect Death

The cold gray winter
The cold gray sky
The cold gray of winter
No tears left to cry

My baby’s gone this winter
My baby’s gone for good
He heard the call of another
Far beyond the frozen wood

Like markers of heartbreak each step tells a tale
Beyond the crop circles the secret’s revealed
Tracks of an ending snowflakes fill
Spring thaw will reveal that I loved him still

At the edge of the frozen wood
He entered here I now stand where he stood
My plan like fine cloth unfurled in my mind
This day will end as only it could

The deep black of winter
Midnight falls
Stars bid goodnight, last kiss from moonlight
And into the wild I go
I go
I go

Copyright 2012 Shawn Waggoner


from Goodbye Raven, released September 7, 2012



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Shawn Waggoner Colorado

Shawn Waggoner began her music career in Austin, as the lead singer of the successful blues band, Blue Recluse. In '97, the band went on hiatus and Waggoner composed songs for her first cd, Contemplating Cacti. With a new focus on original, acoustic music, Waggoner teamed up with bassist David Farrell for three more cds. Each made its mark on the alternative-folk and Americana genres. ... more

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