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On a Saturday night, all the girls run freeSinging, "Bury me not on the lone Prairie"But where do you go when you finish broken-hearted?Back to the dust, where you started
Jenny cut her teeth in a midwest shackAs a shantytown girl, on the wrong end of the tracksHer mama taught her everything she'd need to get alongAnd her Sunday School teacher taught her right and wrong
Raised to be respectable but born to be poorIt was all she'd ever known but she figured there was moreWhen she came of age, Jenny made herself a vow"I'm gonna get out and I don't care how"
It appeared every Autumn on the courthouse lawnAnd the leaves never fell 'til the carnival was goneMichael was a barker for an arcade rideWith a smooth-talk tongue and a wandering eye
"Get your tickets here for the Halls O'Mirrors mazeIf you can't get out, I know a couple ways"He caught Jenny's eye but her thoughts looked downAll she wanted was a ticket going out of that town
How, how I wanna bury youHow, bury you and run away, done awayHow, how I wanna bury your memoryWhy don't you let me be?
Michael stole a kiss, then he whispered at last"You're a little old-fashioned, so forget about your pastThese Bible belt folks think living is a sinSo they all start dying from the day they're born again"
And there atop the Ferris wheel, the colors were a blurThe morning, said he loved her but she wasn't really sureHe made her promise not to leave until he came to get herShe promised him but she should have known betterShe cried, she cried
“How, how I wanna bury youHow, bury you and run away, done awayHow, how I wanna bury your memoryWhy don't you let me be?”
On a train, stowawayJesus loves you still and your mama wants you homeBut oh, bridges burnWhen you carry your shame and you think you can't return
How, how I wanna bury youHow, bury you and run away, done awayHow, how I wanna bury your memory
When they finally found her body on a cold dog dayIt was in a cattle car, buried in the hayA note in the pocket of her calico dressSaid, "I'm guilty as sin but I can't confess”
“Once you know the truth, you can hide it on a shelfBut unless you bring it down, you can't live with yourself”In her right hand, Jenny held the Bible of her motherJenny had a pistol in the other
On a Saturday night, all the girls run freeSinging, "Bury me not on the lone Prairie"But where do you go when you finish broken-hearted?Back to the dust where you started

Release History

The Steve Taylor song "Jenny" appears on the following albums:
Meltdown
01 January 1988



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