"Denton, TX" as written by and Damien Jurado....
She walked in with sadness in her eyes
I could tell she'd been sleeping with the stars
"Well hello I'm dawn..."
"Yes I've seen you around..."
"I just live down from here..."

She has a dad she doesn't know
Who sends her letters with no return address...
"I don't know his name..."
"He don't know my face..."
"I am better off this way..."

On the weekends I drive her into town
In a car that I borrowed from my mom
She makes hotel beds
Where the sidewalks end
And I wait for her to come home...
Please come home

The one day she finally stops coming around
My best friend said she probably moved out of town
Not a letter was sent...
Not a phone call was made
And I hope she comes back here
Someday


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"Denton, TX" as written by Damien Jurado

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    General CommentMan, this is probably my all-time favorite song. I can listen to it over and over. It so very much reminds me of the relationship I have with my father whenever I hear 'She has a dad she doesn't know
    Who sends her letters with no return address...
    "I don't know his name..."
    "He don't know my face..."
    "I am better off this way..."'

    But the whole song is sad and beautiful. "She walked in with sadness in her eyes
    I could tell she'd been sleeping with the stars" gets me everytime.
    shanieron March 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentgotta agree here, love this song...
    caspianon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General Commentbaeblemusic.com/concertvideo/TheKnittingFactory/…
    caspianon October 14, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song has always reminded me of "What's Eating Gilbert Grape"
    k8jenningson August 29, 2010   Link

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