"Sacramento" as written by and Simon Aldred....
Sacramento's half the city since you took that job two states away
I count the days as I wait these tables trying to save the fund to come and stay
And the smiles on the outside, couldn't be further from the truth if I tried
It's a fight just to survive, working two jobs to keep the meter alive.

Old Mr Linden passed on his warmest regards from the window seat
Since his good wife took leave of this life he ain't half the man he use to be
And the smiles on the outside, couldn't be further from the truth if he tried
And the stars up the skies may as well burn out if you ain't by my side

Oh Marianne, Marianne wait for me
One day I will be your king and you will be my queen

Remember Joe, well they let him go down at the saw mill on the edge of town
They say that pride can cost a man his life, well Joes taken to drinking now
And the smiles on the outside, couldn't be further from the truth if they tried
It's a fight just to survive, working two jobs to keep the meter alive.

Oh Marianne, Marianne wait for me
One day I will be your king and you will be my queen

The orange groves that line these roads ain't gonna offer me no sympathy
The kids have grown and they miss you so, while you've been out there making history
And the smiles on the outside, couldn't be further from the truth if we tried
It's a fight just to survive, working two jobs to keep the meter alive.

Oh Marianne, Marianne wait for me
One day I will be your king and you will be my queen


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"Sacramento" as written by Simon Aldred

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    General CommentA song based around postcards sent by Maryann Carver to her husband, poet and writer, Raymond Carver.
    niteflite01on May 16, 2014   Link

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