"Alicia Ross" as written by and Kathleen Margaret Edwards....
I am a girl with a forgettable face
No matter my color, no matter my name
At work there is a boy and he treats me well
My old friends from high school,
I see them around
August is here I can't believe how fast
Soon there will be winter and snow on the ground
Maybe by then I could get my own place
Closer to the city if that's ok

But Mamma, can you hear me?
As I dragged on my day's last cigarette
He pulled me so hard off my
Very own back door steps
And he laid me in his garden
All the years I've watched him tend
And then he took me, Mamma
So I could never tell you about it

Inside of this moment there are
Things I wish I could know
Like my ring size, your ring size,
And the hour I was born
My dad's middle name, your favorite song
Was your darkest day as dark as this one?

Mamma, can you hear me?
As I dragged on my day's last cigarette
He pulled me so hard off my
Very own back door steps
And he laid me in his garden
All the years I've watched him tend
He took me, Mamma
So I could never tell you about it
Now I'm a girl who's face they'll never forget


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"Alicia Ross" as written by Kathleen Margaret Edwards

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    General Commentthis song is about a young woman who was killed by her neighbour, and i think it is a beautiful way to keep her story alive, such a sadly beautiful song
    dustytigeron May 11, 2008   Link
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    General CommentTo correct what I have posted earlier, this probably isn't the case. After some reserch, I discoved that
    Alica Ross was a 25 year old Canadian woman who turned up missing in August 2005. Although her boyfriend
    was the prime suspect for a long time, eventually her neighbor was convicted of the murder."He told police he encountered her and they exchanged words ... He slapped her on the face. He pushed her on the ground and drove his knee into her solar plexus several times. He took her head and banged it into the ground several times"
    pwned hxc styleon January 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI also think that the man may have rapped her before killing her by looking at the line And then he took me, Mamma so I could never tell you about it, as if to say that something happened and then he killed her so that she would be unable to tell any one what happened. Definatly my favortie Kathleen Edwards song. Even though the concept is quite brutal and terrible, it is such a beautiful composition.
    pwned hxc styleon January 27, 2009   Link

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