I live out yonder where the snakes and scorpions run
Got myself a little goldmine to bank on
But one day my heart sank when I saw madame in town
I knew her love would be the death of mine

L'amour passait, l'amour obsolate
Pourquoi perdre sa vie a  chercher l'or d'un coeur?
Je ne me noierai pas dans ce dasert mystique
Je ferme mes comptes et je repars
Love is passa and love is obsolete
Some spend their whole lives searching for a heart of gold
I'm tired of treading water in this desert mystique
I'm cashing in my chips before I ride

Do me a favor while I'm hanging here
Take this gold and go and hide
(don't twist too hard darlin' on your hangin' rope)
Don't worry I'll be free in no time

She promised me she would be there when I'd return
She didn't say she'd have a whole army there as well
She whispered, "j'taime baby" as she fired that gun at me
(it's getting late and I'm running out of time)
I should've stayed way out yonder
Better off with the scorpions and snakes
Every act which has no heart will be found out in the end
Guess I'm a little late this time
Cause her love would be the death of mine
Mine, all mine

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"Ballad of Cable Hogue" as written by Joseph Burns


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    General CommentFrench has always been my favourite language. I like the french version therefore more.
    This song is not their best, i mostly like bloodflow, but because of the french it's quite nice, i think it's one of the best songs of the album Hot Rail

    #please forgive me if i keep on smiling#
    Marcuson May 23, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI watched the movie because of this song, and I was surprised by the lack of similarities between the two. The female lead in the movie is not French, nor does she enact some sort of revenge against the title character. There's also no gold in the story.
    It's still an enjoyable song though, and, even though I typically dislike Westerns, it was still a good movie.
    bocmaximaon May 13, 2005   Link

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