Marianne K. Burke, 38, of Avon

Marianne K. Burke, 38, of Avon

There are 3 comments on the Asbury Park Press Online story from Jun 29, 2008, titled Marianne K. Burke, 38, of Avon. In it, Asbury Park Press Online reports that:

MARIANNE K. BURKE, 38, of AVON, daughter of the late William Burke, died Thursday, June 26, at home.

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A Friend

Belle Mead, NJ

#1 Jul 5, 2008
Princess cards she sends me with her regards
Bar room eyes shine vacancy
To see her you gotta look hard
Wounded deep in battle
I stand stuffed like some soldier undaunted
To her Cheshire smile
I'll stand on file
She's all I ever wanted
But you let your blue walls
Get in the way of these facts honey
Get your carpetbaggers off my back
You wouldn't even give me time to cover my tracks
You said, "Here's your mirror and your ball and jacks"
But they're not what I came for
And I'm sure you see that too
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But your life was one long emergency
And your cloud line urges me
And my electric surges free

Crawl into my ambulance
Your pulse is getting weak
Reveal yourself all now to me girl
While you've got the strength to speak
Cause they're waiting for you at Bellevue
With their oxygen masks
But I could give it all to you now
If only you could ask
And don't call for your surgeon
Even he says it's too late
It's not your lungs this time
It's your heart that holds your fate
Don't give me money, honey, I don't want it back
You and your pony face and your union jack
Well take your local joker
And teach him how to act
I swear I was never that way
Even when I really cracked
Didn't you think I knew that you were born with the power of a locomotive
Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound
And your Chelsea suicide with no apparent motive
You could laugh and cry in a single sound

And your strength is devastating
In the face of all these odds
Remember how I kept you waiting
When it was my turn to be the god

You were not quite half so proud
When I found you broken on the beach
Remember how I poured salt on your tongue
And hung just out of reach
And the band they played the homecoming theme
As I caressed your cheek
That ragged, jagged melody
She still clings to me like a leech

But that medal you wore on your chest
Always got in the way
Like a little girl with a trophy
So soft to buy her way
We were both hitchhikers
But you had your ear tuned to the roar
Of some metal-tempered engine
On an alien distant shore
So you left to find a better reason
Than the one we were living for
And it's not that nursery mouth I came back for
It's not the way you're stretched out on the floor
Cause I've broken all your windows
And I've rammed through all your doors
And who am I to ask you to lick my sores
And you should know that's true
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But you did not need my urgency
I came for you, for you, I came for you
But your life was one long emergency
And your cloud line urges me
And my electric surges free
Dennis Harabin

Port Jefferson Station, NY

#2 Jul 7, 2008
Dear Bruce Fan,

Please quote the song you posted from in the future, it was a nice touch but had some people a bit freaked out that someone would write this cold about Marianne.

Thanks and Enjoy,
Stephen Cortz

East Orange, NJ

#3 Jan 4, 2009
What Happened to Marianne? Was she ill?

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