Heading out, you heart beating in your head
Riding of 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 Fe seems a stone's throw away, yeah

Coming down, the Phoenix sun on your face
Turns it to red by the afternoon
And to the right, the Grand Canyon is wide
Sing along, the needle skips in the wind
Count the stars of Death Valley
And in the dark, Barstow starts to fade


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Coyote Lyrics as written by Kevin Griffin

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    General Comment
    Its 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 Comment
    that 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 Meaning
    It'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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