My Red Hat

by Abagail Link

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This track has existed for a while, and was cut from Things We Like for reasons I am too daft to explain. The prompt for a songwriting challenge was to write about something you'd lost, and I lost a red hat. And other things.


It was my red hat
it was my favorite hat
it made me feel like the girl from the movie
and I left it
on the sink in the bathroom
I couldn't believe I did that

she was the best cat
who could argue with that
and we put her to sleep and went bowling
and she laid down
on the bench where we sat
thanking us for giving her back

it was my first bat
it was my purple tin bat
though the girls on the team hated me
but my mom said
that I was better than that
and I hit the ball though I was too fat

it was my red hat
it was my favorite hat
I lost when my dad and I went camping
and that hat
I will never get back
but they could have all the hats if I could have all that, if I could have my dad

it was my last chance
no, there's no going back
and i'm walking away with the last laugh
but i'd give all that
for my favorite red hat
I just couldn't believe I lost that..


released July 7, 2014



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