5-The Name She Gave (3:56)
The Name She Gave (3:56)
Contact: Geoff Hansplant / 215-852-1570
Songwriter: Geoff Hansplant
Publisher / PRO: Finger Candy Publishing / ASCAP
Produced by: Geoff Hansplant, Paul Deck, John Fachet
Release Date: 12/2/2019
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Geoff Hansplant - guitar and vocals
Paul Deck - drums and percussion
Julie Myers - violin, viola and vocals
Nick Terramani - bass
Adrienne Walsh - cello

The name she gave was Angeline
From Santa Fe, in Arizona
And I could have set her straight
But decided it could wait
I could see she’d staked her life on that persona

She pulled a Winston from my pack
Whispered, “Thanks,” and cupped her hands below it
In the match light I could trace
Every line upon her face
And the shadow of the girl who used to own it

And she stared into the distance
Conjured up a spell
Blew it out in puffs of smoke she’d spoken
Painted me a picture
From a lie she knew so well
Ain’t it funny what we cling to when we’re broken?

The fingers of October’s chill
Lingered at the edge of conversation
As we shuffled in a trance
Like two strangers, dime a dance
With a moment’s warmth our only consolation

She laid her head against my chest
For a heartbeat we just held each other, dreaming
But she shuddered and she cried
‘Til with nothing left to hide
She handed me the tears that she’d been keeping

And a headlight flashed across us
A car pulled up beside
Rolled the window down in invitation
She leaned in for the barter
Slipped in for the ride
I dare say they weren’t headed for Salvation

The name she gave was Angeline
The tail lights in the distance tell the story
She was here and she was gone
I guess we’re all just moving on
Leaving trails of tears on roads we’ve marked for glory