"Blue Ink" as written by and Laura Veirs....
I'm falling off the barstool mama in this old ghost town saloon
Where sunlight moves like sadness across the room
Oh my sweet mama if you could only see me
Now drunk as a skunk falling out of this rundown lacy gown

This blue ink this blue ink this blue ink
Across the page I write to you

I'm sitting in these thorny cowboy boots
And scabby knees wondering why I left you mama
Just to do as I please no hat has a brim
Wide enough to block out the blazing sun
I met the devil on the road but I had no legs to run

This blue ink this blue ink this blue ink
Across the page I write to you

Silver ran off two towns ago I been walking alone
I been walking slow my eyes are dry from the desert wind
I know I ain't coming home to you again

I'll take off into the deep blue sky
When I'm dead and gone and the buzzards fly this blue ink across the page
I write to you mama if you love me you're the only one who do


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"Blue Ink" as written by Laura Veirs

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    General CommentI decided to write a comment for every Laura Veirs song because she's such an amazing artist as a singer and a songwriter. I think this song is basically about "I" in the song which I take as a girl writing a letter to her mother after having left her for some time. Now as she's leaving, she wonders why she has left her mother the first place. "And scabby knees wondering why i left you mama".
    roflon March 09, 2006   Link
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    General CommentShe feels unloved, shattered and lonely.
    roflon March 09, 2006   Link

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