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The one that always gets me is For Real by Bob Franke. I first heard it sung by Lui Colins (probably not much known locally). It isn't a happy love song, but it hits the center. The first verse is:
Death took the husband of a neighbor of mine on a highway with a drunk at the wheel.
She told me keep your clean hands off the laundry he left, and don't tell me you know how I feel.
She had a tape that he'd sent her from a Holiday Inn, and she never played it much in the day
but when I heard him say I love you through the window at night I just stayed the hell away
Even the words without the music hit the bull's eye for me. She has a lot of songs like that.
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