There was that time in West Virginia
when the cops showed up when the shop blowed up
where we didn't know what was gonna happen
they messed the whole place up and tried to kill my dad
took all the money I had and what was really bad
was I couldn't do nothing to stop them

I had to move to Mexico to get away
you reap the seeds you sow or so they say
I spent most nights hanging out at a place called The Rainbow Bar

drinking cervezas all night long singing mexican love songs
getting all the words all wrong and not giving a damn
hoping that my luck might change feeling crazy acting strange
never worrying about the danger I was in

well I've had a mighty bad run of luck since you left town
sometimes you hit the brakes but you can't slow down
I know what I want on my damn tombstone
when they put me in the ground
tell them to write it big and tall or not at all
just put I'm good now

well as the story goes things only got worse
fell in love with a nurse she smuggled drugs in her purse
she worked for doctor Gonzales
it turns out the doctor was a mighty mean man
who couldn't understand how things could get our of hand
but then he had to find out though

he tried to stop her one night well she pulled out a knife
there was a struggle and then he fell there in the end
as she ran home he lay on the floor dying

wondering about the things he'd done
thinking about his life and the fun he'd had
choices that he'd made and the roads he had taken
and he thought about his kids and all the crazy things he did
and he wondered if anything at all really matters

when your life is almost over and there's no hope to be found
when you're dying and the blood is spilling out over the ground
and the last words he said thought he hardly made a sound
and he spoke each word in spanish cause he couldn't speak no english
he said I'm good now

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    General Commentthis is just one fun song. it's a sad song if you read the lyrics, but if you just sing it and enjoy it's a great song. but basically it's just about goin to mexico escaping an old life but it eventually catching up to you. almost like the song "road goes on forever but the party never ends"
    HRslammRon April 26, 2005   Link
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    General Commenti actually talked to bob about some of this song. the rainbow bar mentioned in the second verse is located in juarez, mexico. bob spent some time studying art in el paso which is adjacent to juarez. the rainbow bar is now called Fred's and is still a popular place to go on the strip. bob hated el paso and everything about it though....
    rpouloson February 21, 2006   Link
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    General Commentfun song.
    specialK37on July 20, 2006   Link
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    General Commenti really enjoy this song a lot
    it's a fun song, but also makes you think, if you can relate to it with your life, which i could
    it's kinda sad, but it really flows well, just like all of bob's songs
    innovateon January 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentbob states on his website that the reason why he is "good now" is because he is dead...
    prettyshellyon November 04, 2007   Link

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