Santa Fe County

Sperry Hunt Santa Fe County

I posted a song of mine on YouTube last night. Click on the image above, and a new window will open up so you can watch the song. The lyrics are below.

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Santa Fe County
©2013 Sperry Hunt

Thanks for the drivin’ me to San Antone
And for waitin’ til my midnight bus had gone
Sorry I had say you couldn’t to come.
But my road is just too hard for one so young.
But I wish you could see the rainfall drape the sky
When the sun lights the mesa it’s like God’s in your eye.

I’m the poet of Santa Fe County.
You’re the girl in the photograph.
Who sends me news and chocolate brownies
And your love in every paragraph.
When I fill my book, I’ll bring it home
On every page I’ll have a poem
Worthy of the Ages and you.

I’m glad you liked my poetry,
And no, the man in the sad song wasn’t me.
But since I wrote, he’s on the run
With a needle in one hand; the other held a gun.
I know you don’t like me sleepin’ in the park,
But that’s where the beauty lies in the dark.

I’m the poet of Santa Fe County.
You’re the girl in the photograph.
Who sends me news and chocolate brownies
And your love in every paragraph.
When I fill my book, I’ll bring it home
On every page I’ll have a poem
Worthy of the Ages and you.

Sometimes the winter lasts too long,
Like a phonograph needle stuck on a drinkin’ song.
It slides inside my clothes and makes a home
And runs its icy nails along my bones.
But I’m happy about you and Joe,
I’d like to come see y’all, but I can’t go.
‘Cause I never know when the rivers flow.
Though it’s oh so seldom,
It’s always welcome like a long lost friend.

I’m the poet of Santa Fe County.
You’re the girl in the photograph.
Who sends me news and chocolate brownies
And your prayers in every paragraph.
When I fill my book, I’ll bring it home
On every page I’ll have a poem
Worthy of the Ages and you.

 

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2 thoughts on “Santa Fe County

  1. I just stopped everything – everything. I’m surrounded by the all of it.

    Don’t stop creating things like this.

    T

    Sent from my iPhone

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