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Schools are named for teachers, streets are named for trees
Girls are named for songs that boys sing on their knees
I named you for some letters scratched in trees
I named you for a song that begs for tender mercies

I named you for the water on my kissing little tongue
I named you for the wind in my crying little lungs
I named you for the life's work of honey bees
I named you for a song that begs for tender mercies

I named you for the numbers on a little slip of paper
I named you for a wish, I named you for the words I would whisper
Half weeping, when I could not sleep
"Help me keep her, help me keep her..."

Schools are named for teachers, streets are named for trees
Girls are named for songs that cry, "Baby please"
I named you for a warm wash of memories
I named you for a song that begs and begs and begs...

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from It's a Bastard to Be Lonely, released November 6, 2013

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D.G. Scherrer, the voice that lost its man Phoenix, Arizona

D.G. Scherrer is a singer-songwriter and award-winning poet. He began writing songs when he was 12 years old, singing for a punk band. Since then he has become a songwriter's songwriter, crafting dark, catchy, lyrically sophisticated tunes in the tradition of Cohen and Van Zandt. Still, the vitriol of punk lingers in his songs, as well as in the sheer volume of his voice when he roars a chorus. ... more

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