"A Nightfall" as written by John C. Lombardo and Mary Jeanne Ramsey....
Late in the nighttime, met in a dream
I was only five in it and you
Were probably nineteen
You were playing in the capitol
Of Washington D.C.

I walked through corridors pale marble green
And then there you were playing
'The Streets of Baltimore' again
The fringe upon your coat sleeves
Shook like leaves upon a tree.

Maybe it was all because I played
Your records just before
Maybe it was something in your voice
That called to me again.
Just like a sweater that wraps around
So close to me
You stayed with me then.

Must have been summer porcelain clean
The room spread out a dome above me
Line of figurines
You said it was a song for me,
Your lamb a wild goose scene.

Maybe it was all because I played
Your records just before
Maybe it was something in your voice
That called to me again.
Just like a sweater that wraps around
So close to me
You stayed with me then.

I dreamed green darkness,
Sound filled the room
You walked away from me strumming a guitar
I fell with you

Maybe it was all because I played
Your records just before
Maybe it was something in your voice
That called to me again.
Just like a sweater that wraps around
So close to me
You stayed with me then, a nightfall.


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    General CommentMary's intro to the song during a show: "Way back when, when people had record albums, before CDs, before tapes, before eight-tracks, the record albums had beautiful big pictures, and John introduced me to Gram Parsons's records, and this song is really a song that I wrote words to based on a just looking at a big picture of him on a record album."
    wildflowerfeveron November 22, 2010   Link

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