Valerie (By Patti Scialfa)
Valerie
To the east and factories stand like fire breathing dragons against the sky.
And from their throats a scarlet river burns itself into smoky lullabies.
Over neon and fluorescent skies.

Valerie can you hear those engines drone.
I wanted to go to mexico but I'm stranded here alone.
And once I knew A true love it's been three years since he's gone.
And if I could get that feeling back I'd give up everything I own.

Sixteen days since I left corona and I traveled to this carnival town near Alberndeel.
And I rode the coaster there on the fairground. Twisted backbone of a beast that never heals. And I left some skin on fortunes wheel.

Valerie can you hear those engines drone.
I wanted to go to mexico but I'm stranded here alone.
And once I knew A true love it's been three years since he's gone.
And if I could get that feeling back I'd give up everything I own.

Everything's in slow motion now in this little border town.
I've come so close from so far.
Just to hide behind these windows here from the world outside.
I watch those cars and trucks raise trails of dust down the road as they pass by.

Valerie can you hear those engines drone.
I wanted to go to mexico but I'm stranded here alone.
And once I knew A true love it's been three years since he's gone.
And if I could get that feeling back I'd give up everything I own.
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