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By Kathleen Dunbar
Copyrighted by Kathleen Dunbar

Lilah goes when she can
Lilah goes to meet her man
lovers come since time began
Lilah meets him when she can

Lilah goes by the moon
that’s when they make their lovin tune
day can’t go to dark too soon
Lilah meets him by the moon

woman got feet she walk along
woman got a mouth she talk along
woman got a heart and her love is strong
woman get a man it’ll all go wrong

one desire
goin make it last
one desire
goin make it last

workin on the highline when he can
spend his days in ol Montan
he met Lilah and her man
you burn in the fire and you cook in the pan

they was all out drinkin on a roadhouse high
he touched her arm, fell in her eyes
ain’t no because, there ain’t no why
desire blooms(and wisdom dies

she shook her head, she told him no
don’t want your voice so sweet and low
she said boy you got to go
wantin somethin don’t make it so

one desire etc.

Montana man done killed her love
that’s the deed I’m speakin of
brought his fist down from above
got the devil in him ain’t got no dove

Lilah weeps at the stone
for all the love that she has known
god gives you life but it’s a loan
you pay him back in blood and bone

one desire etc.


from Liars, Cutthroats and Dames, released August 4, 2017
Kathleen Dunbar/songwriting, vocals. Gawain Mathews//guitars, electric bass, banjo. Kyle Caprista/drums.



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Kathleen Dunbar San Francisco, California

You may notice my songs are about angels and devils, birth, life, death, about creation and crumbling destruction—the troubles we humans get ourselves into and the choices we make—some of them funky, some of them ending in the dark, others rising into the light of morning. Touching, humorous, spellbinding storytelling—my songs brings you into the irony, the tragedy, and the possibilities of life. ... more

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