Song Lyric Sunday: “Does Anybody Remember Anissa Jones?”

A while back, I used a quote from Anissa Jones, Buffy on the ’60’s TV show Family Affair, on One-Liner Wednesday. As I was researching that post, I heard rumors of a song about Anissa and went looking for it. I found “Does Anybody Remember Anissa Jones?” by a songwriter named Bill Ratekin that was posted to YouTube a few years ago. It’s a nice way to remember her.

I found the lyrics on a discussion board called The Death Discussion. Ratekin himself provided the lyrics, but someone calling herself Bernadette59 seems to have done a better job of transcribing them.

Does anybody remember Anissa Jones?
Rumor and innuendo was all that was ever known.
And you never did quite make it very far from home.
Does anybody remember Anissa Jones?

And I can still see Mrs. Beasley she’s alone in her chair.
You can almost hear the voice of a little girl who once was there.
And you always wonder what could have been is left unknown.
I bet Mrs. Beasley remembers Anissa Jones.

And I can’t help but wonder as I’m riding through the night.
What on Earth could have been so wrong what was missing from your life.
Why didn’t you turn away from that dark forbidden life?
Fade away, fade to night. Ohhh…..

Does anybody remember Anissa Jones?
Rumor and innuendo was all that was ever known.
And you always wonder what could have been is left unknown
I bet Cissy and Jodie remember Anissa Jones.

And I can’t help but wonder as I’m riding through the night,
What on Earth could have been so wrong what was missing from your life?
Why couldn’t you turn away from that dark forbidden life?
Fade away fade to night. Ohhh…..

And that’s Song Lyric Sunday for August 11, 2019.