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The dead man came calling
My name and in need
Said "Betty, you're my girl
The strongest I've seen".

But oh, my heart
Is heading to break.
They say God forgives,
But I can't learn the same.

Said Betty- she's fine
And Betty- she's torn
And Betty makes love
Like woman, at all.

But oh, my heart
Is heading to break.
They say God forgives,
But I can't learn the same.

So I gave him my time,
And I gave him my peace,
And I gave him my heart,
Gave it to keep.

But oh, my eyes
Making fools out of me.
They say love is blindness (They say God forgives)
I could no longer see (But I can't learn the same)

Now I've no more to give,
And I've no more to say,
And the stars shine less bright now,
Over this dead man's bay.

But oh, my heart
Is heading to break.
They say God forgives,
Is this love in the grave?
They say God forgives,
Is this love in the grave?


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    General Commenti always get the impression that the narrator, the titular betty, is suposed to be a trans woman ("betty you're my girl/the strongest i've seen", "and betty makes love/like woman at all") which to me just adds to the general uneasy feeling of hopelessness and tragedy which permeates the song
    a bluesy, nick cave-esque pearl of a piece, and album, in a body of work full of it
    galopeira1on March 28, 2018   Link

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