Love the Stray

from by Branton G

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October 2011


Runny nose cloudy day
a malnourished calico stray
hunched on a flaky leaf driveway /
I let out a sympathetic “aww”
she gently raises her needy paw
with hungry eyes and overgrown claw /
I've got no food for you, you'll stay too long
nothing else I can do but pen this song /

The poor animal never mattered
her brown collar in tatters
limping along the sidewalk with a quiet patter /
Rusty jangle of her scratched tag
fur mangled, patched back
you've got a pity that can't be matched, cat /
I walk away but she lingers on
so I guess today I'll sing her song /

Oh don't shove her away x3
Learn to love the stray /

Poor Buttercup, her coat of black and white
she ran away for another life
or coyotes stole her from the night \


from Spiritual Successor, released May 17, 2017



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Branton G

I write songs about the moments of my life that I deem necessary to remember. Pretty simple stuff.

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