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From the recording Anthrophony

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An imagined relationship and murder ballad between Lorraine and Glen, the Colorado River and the Glen Canyon dam.

Lyrics

On a cold and rainy night
Lorraine and I settle down
She’s now the only sound around

She gets to talking
With a heavy heart and mind
Bout a man named Glen who’s stifling her wind

Glen he’s new to town
Bout as big as he is mean
He won’t shut up about his power being clean

Lorraine ain’t buyin it
With all power comes a cost
Thinkin bout canyons and wild sprit lost

Glen may be a mean old man
But Lorraine don’t give a damn
She’ll find herself again
Any old way she can

It rains it pours
My heart it starts to bleed
As Lorraine she pours
Her poor heart out on me

Fifty years gone by
Lorraine’s had it up to here
The time for Glen’s goodbye is near

Not much for guns and knives
Plenty other tricks up her sleeve
Time to reclaim her right to leave

Glen may be a mean old man
But Lorraine don’t give a damn
She’ll find herself again
Any old way she can

It rains it pours
My heart it starts to bleed
As Lorraine she pours
Her poor heart out on me



Lorraine calls a torrent down
From plateaus and mountains all around
Mean old Glen he never heard a sound
Now mean old Glen has drowned

Lorraine she’s free again
It was only a matter of time
Til she left old Glen behind

Glen was a mean old man
But Lorraine didn’t give a damn
She found her way back home
Like only a river can

It rains it pours
My heart it starts to bleed
Lorraine she pours
Her poor heart out for everyone to see