Sittin on the banks of the cottonwood river
Thinkin what I left behind
The only woman that I’ve ever loved
A cold body and a sip of moonshine
The lawman’s on my heels today
The sun is on my back
I’m headed east to higher ground
Along these railroad tracks I can’t look back now.. Only love kills a demon
Brings a man to his knees
Only death is awake
In this hour of need The devils in gods garden
Spreading his disease
The sinners at the foot of Mary
Begging for reprieve I can’t look back now
The needle to a junkie
The value to a thief
The guilt in the gospel
The faith in belief Sittin on the banks of the cottonwood river
Thinking what I left behind
The only woman that I’ve ever loved
A cold body and a sip of moonshine
The lawman’s on my heels today
The sun is on my back
I’m headed east to higher ground
Along these railroad tracks Without a suitcase fate arrives
A salesmen at my door
As the reaper lays his hand on me
And I collapse down to the floor A premonition
But that’s alright
The sun will rise, then fade to night
I know When my day comes to die
I’ll find peace on the other side


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