Dolores

by Emily Shirley

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NEW TUNE!! I watched Making A Murderer and then I wrote this song. I don't know if Steven Avery's guilty or not (he totally is), but I was struck by the toll all of this has taken on his parents—and for so many years. Steven's mother, Dolores, in particular. The scenes of her getting up early, reading the paper, driving to the prison, front row in trial.... a mother's love, unwavering. I wanted to tell her "you're doing a good job. He's lucky to have you".

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You roll out from under
the covers and you stand
one foot before the other
feel your lungs expand
wake up Dolores
today's come for us

You pull up and sign in
he waits across the glass
you two review the news
sort out the days' facts
you're doin' good Dolores
just keep on going

The car, the keys, you worry
for eight days they search your home
a working class believer
a heart that won't let go
courage up Dolores
just keep on going

The verdict hits your gut
spent 18 years for what?
it's got you all tore up
Wisconsin winter grey
they took your son away
again

You roll out from under
the covers and you stand
one foot before the other
feel your lungs expand
wake up Dolores
today's come for us.

credits

released August 15, 2016
released August 2016
Emily Shirley — vocals, piano
Mark Hallman — drums, bass, B3, electric guitar, keys
Andre Moran —electric guitar
Recorded at the Congress House Studio by Andre Moran
Produced, mixed and mastered by Mark Hallman
Album art by Emily Shirley

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Singer Songwriter, Austin TX

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