El Paso

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lyrics

el paso
jonny burke (dedpan music, bmi)

well i'm just a simple loner and i came from arizona
just the other night
i pulled into town and i stayed awake until it came
the morning light
then i walked downtown and i got myself
some coffee to go
had to run from the cops my man i'll tell you when it rains
sometimes it snows

and this road is getting smaller but i've got five hundred dollars
for a wedding ring
for a girl in marfa texas, i'll tell ya she's the nicest thing
that i've seen
but i might blow it on some cocaine and go forget the whole thing
like i usually do
go get me a big bag and snort it off the table
until it is through

chorus
now i'm holed up in el paso, stuck in this whole fiasco
and some faraway place
runnin from the cops, my thoughts, my family and the rest
of the human race
and i might just get to heaven if i could only roll a seven
in this motel room
where i found this book, gave it a glance, tell's me it's my last chance
to keep from doom

at a truckstop in new mexico i'd wandered through the ice and snow
and saw it there
like some mirage i'd seen before floating high above me
in the desert air
a girl there said my smile was nice and for the right price
she'd make it wider
she said i'd grin from ear to ear and we could go and get some beer
and i could get inside of her

chorus

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from Cup Runneth Over, released March 13, 2012

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