This song came from my friend Bill more or less. He told me about the tragic death of the love of his life, Rena Lee. How he sometimes talks to her at night when he can't sleep. How he never got over her. He has been homeless more or less for the three decades she's been gone.

This song is me imagining one of those conversations. We gave it a sweet lilt, because Bill is a sweet man who always makes me smile.


Rena Lee, please call me
Rena Lee, come home tonight
Rena Lee, let's marry
Rena Lee, let's not fight, oh please

Bill, your heart is broken
Is that what you really want Bill?
I can't come home tonight, you know.

Rena I love you
You broke my heart

Bill, you know I wanted to stay
But life doesn't work quite that way
Someone else had plans for me
When he took my life away

Oh, Rena I love you
He broke my heart

Now I wander the streets without
I always will

(c) annie bacon


from Live at the Red Devil Lounge, released February 1, 2011
Annie Bacon, vocals, guitar
James Nash, lead guitar
Savannah Jo Lack, violin
Cristian Hernandez, bass
Arthur McConnell, drums

Recorded Live at the Red Devil Lounge
December 23rd, 2010 in San Francisco, California

Mixed & Mastered by Cristian Hernandez
At The Tower Studios




annie bacon & her OSHEN Ann Arbor, Michigan

Annie Bacon is a songwriter musician in Michigan. She aches for a more empathic humanity + her creativity orbits around this. She also composed a Folk Opera.

More at www.anniebacon.me

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