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  1. Violet
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Words & Music by Kevin Michael Thompson

Additional Musicians:
Wayne Chisolm: organ, piano
Marcin Palider: bass
Nicky V: guitars
Toby Wilson: guitars, resonator, steel

I wrote this song in 2013. It was originally titled Hush and had entirely different lyrics. Shortly after writing it I read the story of Violet Jessop. Although this song is not specifically about her-I did love working through the idea of love surviving-or not.

I often introduce this as "a country, love-song about ghosts."

FYI:Violet Constance Jessop (2 October 1887 – 5 May 1971) was an ocean liner stewardess and nurse who is known for surviving the disastrous sinkings of both the RMS Titanic and her sister ship, the HMHS Britannic, in 1912 and 1916, respectively. In addition, she had been on board the RMS Olympic, the eldest of the three sister ships, when it collided with a British warship in 1911.
(Wikipedia)

Lyrics

Verse One
We took The Titanic down
Down to the bottom of the sea
We introduced ourselves there as strangers
Knowing soon we'd have to leave
And we barely survived
The train-wreck that carried us home
You said "dying is easy
Just don't let me live alone"

Chorus
Violet my love is yours
Is yours for the taking
Violet my heart is yours
Is yours for the breaking

Verse Two
And I know a thousand times already
That other fool has asked for your hand
And I can't spend like his money
But I can love you stronger than he can
And what he'll call your weakness
I'll call your crown
You said "flying's so easy
Just don't let my feet touch the ground"

Chorus
Violet my love is yours
Is yours for the taking
Violet my heart is yours
Is yours for the breaking