Had myself a drink or two about a week ago
how the hell I ended up here Lord I'll never know
could've sworn I seen the wife just the other day
don't see each other much but it's always been that way

Texas plains whoever named 'em they sure got it right
I'm as bored as a twister running through the night
ain't got no crowd to watch me as I bring the house down
so what the hell's the use of even coming round

Endless mountains call me now
they want their favorite son
got myself some leaking fuel
but I'm still on the run

Job it got the best of me so they kissed my ass goodbye
town could not contain me put me on the other side
tracks had the same pennies on 'em from way back when
that midnight train just flattened them again and again


Had myself settled down time and time again
but them scrap books can't hold me down I always reach the end
Daddy rode the rails out of town during the strike of '62
he only looked back once, to say "son you'll follow too"

My brother took 'em through two states before they brought him down
had himself a smile when the spread him on the ground
Sheriff wiped his own brow and thrashed around for air
said "I'll walk that son of a bitch myself to that electric chair"


Well I'll watch the sun go down deep in that Texas sky
seems to take so long but I'm not one to ask why
I'll leave that shit to all those who�ve got the time
I was never raised to be the worrying kind


Lyrics submitted by azkm

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