"No One Knows My Name" as written by Gillian Howard Welch and David Todd Rawlings....
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    General CommentI heard Gillian play this song live last night when she opened for Bright Eyes, and my initial reaction was that it was about adoption. Her mother being just a girl of seventeen, gets pregnant accidentally by a man just passing through town. It's a wonder that she's in this world at all because it was such a chance meeting between her biological parents, and then her mother actually deciding to go through with the pregnancy and everything...I don't know, that's the feeling I get from it. Espeically "And a crowded street I see/A stranger's face that looks like me." Being adopted sometimes I feel the same way as the words in this song. I love her voice and music...
    adamanteveon May 29, 2007   Link
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    General Commentthe fourth verse supports that contention.
    tweedwolfscreamon June 03, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAs does the fact that Gillian was also adopted herself.
    smallwonderroboton October 05, 2007   Link

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