we were caught red-handed
across the county line
but i'll take my chances on the lam
i'm not doin' time

you were driving all night
you had a blood-soaked dress
i was dreamin' restless
and you were thinkin' of a rest

and when you take a man's life
you fall down, you fall from the grace of god
and when you take a man's life
you fall down, you fall down, you fall down
you fall down

red hands, red hands (red red hands)
it's harder livin' on the lam
red hands (red hands)
you've got those red red hands
a stranger's blood is on my hands

i keep my eye on the road
cause i'm out drivin' after midnight
and the vultures have all gone
way down out in the sky
and the battle things that live in the shadow, goin' up
are making a plan
they're gonna take away our life

and when you take a man's life
you fall down, you fall from the grace of god
and when you take a man's life
you fall down, you fall from the grace of god
and when you take a man's life
you fall down, you fall down, you fall down
you fall down

red hands, red hands (red red hands)
it's harder livin' on the lam
red hands (red hands)
you've got those red red hands
a stranger's blood is on my hands

we were caught red-handed
across the county line
but i'll take my chances on the lam
i'm not doin' time


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    General CommentI'm pretty sure, "but i'll take my chances on the land" (and the other places where land i used) should be "but i'll take my chances on the lam" a common term for a fugitive on the run from the law.
    DejaVuudooon October 07, 2012   Link

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