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Original Song by Amber Lee Baker. Inspired by an actual true-life event.

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The crocuses bloomed that you planted November
They woke with the light of the spring
But your tired body did not live through winter
The planting did not give the hope it could bring
You told me that you had been sick for so long
And money had been tight
You struggled for years
and did not want to live
So I will forgive you.

Alone in your house that day of the week
Your client came to call.
The oldest profession, it should be antique
Seemed to be part of your down-fall.
Your sensitive nerves could not endure
the life of a “Soiled Dove.”
You struggled for years
and did not want to live
So we will forgive you.

I packed up the memories your daughter would want
After the Police were gone
You struggled for years
and did not want to live
So she will forgive you.

In your next journey beyond this great valley
Remember that you were loved
For exactly whomever you were meant to be
And by all the folks you took care of

Though your end was lonesome and cruel
Angels have carried you home
And the crocuses bloomed after you passed
But, you’re at peace
You’re at peace
You’re at peace at last.

credits

from Indelible, track released February 5, 2011
Amber Lee Baker - Vocal, Accordion
JD Limelight - Upright Bass
Deirdre Egan - Harp
Heather Houseman - Cello

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Amber Lee and the Anomalies Oakland, California

Amber Lee Baker (aka Amber Lee and the Anomalies) performs original songs which range between bawdy cabaret, melodious folk ballads, gypsy tunes and soulful spirituals.
She has been extensively touring since 2008 as a one-woman show with her accordion, loop pedal and glockenspiel.
Her most recent release, 'Indelible' includes a full band.
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