"Butch Cassidy" as written by and Jim James....
Butch Cassidy, I could've been your friend,
And rode with you and the Sundance Kid.
We'd laugh awhile and we'd smile a bit,
'Cause crimes like ours aren't counterfeit

They say you never even killed a man,
Till it came right down to your final stand.
Bullets flyin' and the wounded cryin'
And your buddy, he's goin' down.

Get lower and the feelin's show
And you gave off the final sound.
'Cause a soldier's death is so much better than Defeat just hangin' around.
Defeat just hangin' around.

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"Butch Cassidy" as written by Jim James


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    General CommentYou dont have to sit in the dark with your eyes closed to realize this is a pretty straightforward song in which Jim talks about the more romanticized aspects of being an outlaw with a heart.
    TennesseeFireon October 12, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlisten to this one after midnight and you'll understand it. it has to be dark, and you need to be open to hearing it. it works best with your eyes closed. such a darn beautiful song.
    eiseyon October 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentSimply amazing. So very haunting and beautiful.
    axround3ron January 28, 2009   Link

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