“Wounded Strangers” by 44 Forty – ABQ, NM – 2012

Posted by on 05/06/2012

Wounded Strangers

“Wounded Strangers” by 44 Forty – ABQ, NM – 2012

The 44 Forty players:
Yancy – vocal, guitar
Uppie – guitar, vocal
DanO – mando, guitar
Pata – bass, vocal
Jerzy – drums

Video by DanO @ NM-Digital.com

Thanks to Bob Webb, John Sherwood and the LocoMofo Theater crew, Stevie, Marcos, DJ Inspex and The Orchid Chamber crew

Audio, motion and graphics by http://nmdigital.fatcow.com/nmd

Lyrics (© 2012 by 44Forty)

She was a gentle vision suitable for sidelong glances
I worked up my courage and took my chances
I asked her name, offered mine
When she reached across the table for my arm
I took that to be a good sign

Two wounded strangers, bewildered and bleeding
Nothing left to give, but willing to take what they were needing
She had only one demand, unspoken but understood
Her eyes said don’t hurt me, my eyes said I wouldn’t if I could

We didn’t know the town, we were both from out of state
We stopped at the first motel and inquired if they had a weekly rate
There was an awkward pause as I closed the door
I couldn’t help but stare as she just looked down at the floor
I undressed her there, as gently as I could
When she looked me in the eye I knew I shouldn’t, but I knew I would

Two wounded strangers, bewildered and bleeding
Nothing left to give, but willing to take what they were needing
She had only one demand, unspoken but understood
Her eyes said don’t hurt me, my eyes said I wouldn’t if I could

7 days we hardly left that room, we just rolled in each other’s arms
and shared our lovers tome. We made love and slept
there was little need to speak 3 times I went to a liquor store
and once I got some pills to help her sleep
When we said goodbye, she just cried and smiled at me, she said
“shit here I go again, wishing things could work out differently”

Two wounded strangers, bewildered and bleeding
Nothing left to give, but willing to take what they were needing
She had only one demand, unspoken but understood
Her eyes said don’t hurt me, my eyes said I wouldn’t if I could

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