lifeblood: songs: lyrics: cowboys and pirates


the pirates are here
it's hard to write a cowboy song
the water is plenty and salty
the red tide coming on

everybody's drinking
the fish ain't biting
coquillage is in the boat
waiting to die
it's high noon
rising tide

all these beaches are crawling
with fools breaking mama's rules
if we don't clean our shit up soon
it'a all gonna go boom

the indians on this coast
they saw food and sand
nature's plan
then they saw the white man
damn

i'm falling asleep in the ()
sick as a dog at the mountain lodge
i'm in luxuries lap
rain tap tapping on my balcony

while the miners and cowboys
are drinking their stout
the pirates come in
to clean it all out
it's high noon
busted time
in rocky mountain high

all these mountains are crawling
with fools breaking mama's rules
if we don't clean our mess up soon
this boom town will go boom

the indians in these hills
they followed elk through the aspens
nature's plan
then they saw the white man
damn

we had
long days of summertime
tall cotton
homestead and river time
all along the macon and the body blue
singing
we all did what we could do
and now

rounding up the indians
running out the mexicans
now i can see that we're in the weeds
a high noon
beating down hard on me

all these fields are crawling
with fools breaking mama's rules
if we don't clean our shit up soon
it'a all gonna go boom

the indians round here
they saw nature's plan
and it was grand
then they saw the white man

words and music by amy ray


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