La Llorona

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"La Llorona"
ME-Ferryman2.jpg
Hey Mr Ferryman cover
Song by Mark Eitzel from the album Hey Mr. Ferryman
Released January 27, 2017
Format CD/LP
Length 4:27
Label Merge Records (US) / Decor Records (UK)
Writer(s) Mark Eitzel
Producer(s) Sheldon Gomberg
Hey Mr. Ferryman track listing
  1. "The Last Ten Years"
  2. "An Answer"
  3. "The Road"
  4. "Nothing And Everything"
  5. "An Angel's Wing Brushed The Penny Slots"
  6. "In My Role As Professional Singer And Ham"
  7. "Mr Humphries"
  8. "La Llorona"
  9. "Just Because"
  10. "Sleep From My Eyes"

"La Llorona" is the 8th song on Mark Eitzel's 11th studio album, 2017's Hey Mr Ferryman.

Lyrics

La Llorona knew love
Her heart spilled like wine
Her laugh could shatter glass
Always brought the real good time

But she loved her men too much
And they loved to misbehave
She was the lightning strike
That makes the thunder brave

But if you shine too bright
You vanish in the glare
You lose your light
Like you were never there

She was lost in love
Lost and found
The faggot, the junkie
The runaround

She let one use her to hide behind
Let one use her to hide his pain
Let one use her just for fun
To be a pawn in everyone’s game

And that turned her dreams to ash
Like a footprint on the moon
Shattered dreams don’t fade
In a desecrated tomb

That’s when the tears started
Tears that can’t be outrun
When you’re so brokenhearted
You’re holding the gun

Love is the blood
Where you drown
The faggot, the junkie
The runaround

Love is the blood
Where you drown
The faggot, the junkie
The runaround

Now the curses of the dead
Pour down La Llorona’s cheeks
They stare out from her face
Like stars beyond reach

Her hands hold the blade
Her eyes the long abyss
Her tears the serenade
For those who taste her kiss

Love is the blood
Where you drown
The faggot, the junkie
The runaround

Video

Mark Eitzel performing "La Llorona" on February 3, 2017 on KEXP in Seattle, WA, USA.

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