«Patterson Hood» - «Frances Farmer»

Frances Farmer
I never knew Frances Farmer
just a picture from a friend that I look at everyday
her head cocked over her shoulder
and eyes far away

I never knew Frances Farmer
I just knew she was an actress that never quite fit in
but I feel her lying next to me,
breathing in my arms
with translucent skin

I never knew Frances Farmer
but her lips could tell me secrets that the world will never know
A world she left so long ago

I never knew Frances Farmer
but I couldn't know her better if she was sitting here today
Shock treatments and lobotomies
for things you should not say