Song 002 – Lament

By December 12, 2017Songs

This song was not used as the music for any of the Psalms. The photograph is a portion of 6 of our 80 or so bookshelves, specifically as related to verses 3 and 4. A couple of years after Marti divorced me it became painfully obvious she was not going to change her mind. My cousin Darrell Krueger visited me in Houston, and shared Genesis 2:18, which states “It is not good that the man should be alone.” I decided it was time to see if I could find some one who would be a helpmeet. My assistant, Rhonda Hartman, set me up on dates with two of her single Baptist friends. The coffee at dinner in Houston and the focus on fancy cars at the Dallas State Fair immediately and respectively showed me this approach would not work. Then I was reading a paper and saw a large photograph of a lady who is a well-known member of the LDS church, and had never married. I wrote this song about my attempts to meet her. Never did. Oh well! Life’s not fair. And I ended up with a much better catch when I re-met Andrea Shirts Nielson. And to top it off, Andrea was willing to give up an “i” to marry me.

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