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written on SE Powell Blvd, Portland, Oregon

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who's that sleeping under the porch
have you seen him before?
you don't mind him sleeping out there
but when he comes near the door
you say

go away
go away you ugly stray
go away
go away you ugly stray

and he walks away
to a quiet place
where no-one's above you

I said leave him alone
everybody needs a home
and where would you be
if nobody loved you?

sleeping in backyards
passing time by the river
riding in strange cars
stay awake 'til you can see the lines

wake up
the dream is fading
are you sure?
that weren't no dream
for objects in the mirror
are farther than they may seem

go away
go away you ugly stray
go away
go away you ugly stray

and he walks away
to make our final arrangements on the payphone
blowing this old town
got a one way ticket down
with no ground below
and no sky above you

sleeping in backyards
passing time by the river
riding in strange cars
stay awake 'til you can see the lines

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from A School of Secret Dangers, released January 1, 2001
Amy Annelle: vocals, guitars
recorded at the old Laundry Rules, Portland, Oregon
mixed with Adam Selzer at the old Type Foundry, Portland, Oregon

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Amy Annelle Austin, Texas

A prolific writer and interpreter of songs, Amy Annelle maps out the farther reaches of American music, while conjuring visions of our restless musical past. Over the course of ten albums & thousands of miles logged on the road, Annelle has cultivated a rarified voice and repertoire that "blooms with open-hearted, lustful vulnerability and a harrowing naturalistic solitude”(Crawdaddy). ... more

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