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You Don't Know Me

from The Lost Album (2004) by Donny Brazile




I was headed for California back in 1973
My VW bus broke down outside Nashville Tennessee
But I had myself my guitar and a couple songs up my sleeve
I was only passin’ through I just sorta never did leave

Now you know my songs on the radio (on the radio)
But you don’t know me

I try to think about Elvis and Memphis and the creature from the black lagoon too
And I think it’s Beatle-esque Stones-ish and Buck-a-roo
When I heard about what mattered most to a girl from Baton Rouge
Sometimes what you don’t know really can hurt you

You might find me out sometime at the end of some sunny day
At the Exit-In or the Bluebird Café

So get your pen and paper your guitar now it’s alright
Make a million dollars overnight

Purple was the color of the dress she wore to the prom
All the kids laughed and she ran home into the arms of her mom
But she grew up oh so beautiful and you should hear her song
I swore she wore purple from that moment on

© 2003 Donny Brazile


from The Lost Album (2004), released July 4, 2004


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