"Brass Buttons" as written by and Gram Parsons....
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes

My mind was young until she grew
My secret thoughts known only by the few
It was a dream much to real
To be leaned against too long
All the time I think she knew

Her words still dance inside my head
Her comb still lies beside my bed
And the sun comes up without her
It just doesn't know she's gone
Ooh, but I remember everything she said

Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes
Warm evenings, pale mornings, bottle of blues
And the tiny golden pins that she wore up in her hair
Brass buttons, green silks and silver shoes


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"Brass Buttons" as written by Gram Parsons

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    General CommentBrass Buttons is a song that Gram wrote about his mother. She was in the hospital with some sort of disease from alcohol. Potentially liver cancer. But she died in the hospital. There was a conspiracy theory that Gram's step-dad gave her alcohol in the hospital and that was what killed her. No one knows for sure. But this song was written by Gram before his days with the Byrds or the International Submarine Band. It eventually ended up on "Grievous Angel"
    gulfman_74on December 14, 2006   Link
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    General CommentDrunk mother's child's lament. Its all too true
    limerenceon August 24, 2014   Link

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