Heading out
Your heart beating in your head
Riding on
The Texas wind
Raise your feet
As you cross the state line

Waking up
The Mesa sun and the sky
All the way
To Tucumcari
And Santa Fé
Seems a stone's throw away

Coyote, coyote

Coming down
The Phoenix sun on your face
Turns it red by the afternoon
And to the right
The Grand Canyon is wide

Sing along
Needle skips in the wind
Count the stars
Of Death Valley And in the dark
Barstow starts to fade

Coyote, coyote
Coyote, coyote

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    General CommentIts probarbly not what the songs really about, but around here a Coyote is someone who does a smugglers run across mexico into texas. They pretty much follow I40 and drop these illegal imigrants off in the different states from here to cali. My guess is this song may have something to do with that. Any way, hell of a song.
    BlindReefon April 18, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthat actually makes a lot of sense. i always just thought it was a sort of tribute to the natural wonders of the land when you're traveling across the states. :P
    spacepirateon September 11, 2005   Link
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    Song MeaningIt's a pretty straightforward song. The southwest is full of coyotes, the small furry ones. I doubt a song released in 1993 by a band from New Orleans refers to human smuggling. That term only became commonly known in the last decade.
    DinAZon May 26, 2011   Link

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