Pinwheel of Death

Chaw Mank


SONGS

Writers John Duffey, Joe Kingston, Chaw Mank

Genres Country, Spoken Word

Recorded 2001

Lyrics sungspoken:
I WAS DRIVING DOWN
A LONELY ROAD
ON A DARK
AND STORMY NIGHT,
WHEN A LITTLE GIRL
BY THE ROADSIDE
SHOWED UP IN MY HEADLIGHTS.
I STOPPED
AND SHE GOT IN THE BACK
AND IN A SHAKY TONE
SHE SAID,
MY NAME IS MARY,
PLEASE
WON'T YOU TAKE ME HOME?

SHE MUST HAVE BEEN SO FRIGHTENED
ALL ALONE IN THERE IN THE NIGHT,
THERE WAS SOMETHING STRANGE
ABOUT HER,
HER FACE WAS DEATHLY WHITE.
SHE SAT SO PALE AND SILENT
IN THE BACK SEAT ALL ALONE,
I WILL NEVER FORGET THAT NIGHT
I TOOK MARY HOME.

I PULLED INTO THE DRIVEWAY
WHERE SHE TOLD ME TO GO,
GOT OUT TO HELP HER
FROM THE CAR
AND OPENED UP THE DOOR,
BUT I JUST COULD NOT BELIEVE
MY EYES,
THE BACK SEAT IT WAS BARE!
I LOOKED ALL AROUND THE CAR,
BUT SHE WASN'T THERE.

A LIGHT SHOWED FROM THE PORCH,
SOMEONE OPENED THE DOOR,
AND AS I WALKED
TOWARD THE HOUSE,
I WONDERED MORE AND MORE
WHAT HAPPENED
TO THAT LITTLE GIRL
SO FRIGHTENED
AND SO FORLORN,
COULD I
HAVE JUST BEEN DREAMING,
BRINGING MARY HOME.

I WALKED UP TO THE LADY
WHO WAS STANDING
IN THE DOOR,
AND ASKED
ABOUT THE LITTLE GIRL
THAT I WAS LOOKING FOR.
SHE GENTLY SMILED
AND WITH HER HAND
SHE BRUSHED A TEAR AWAY
AND SAID,
IT WAS SURE NICE OF YOU
TO GO OUT OF YOUR WAY.

BUT THIRTEEN YEARS AGO
TODAY
IN A WRECK
JUST DOWN THE ROAD,
OUR DARLING MARY
LOST HER LIFE,
AND WE MISS HER SO.
OH, THANK YOU
FOR YOUR TROUBLE
AND THE KINDNESS
YOU HAVE SHOWN,
YOU'RE THE THIRTEENTH ONE
WHO'S BEEN HERE
BRINGING MARY HOME.
 

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