West Texas Sky


I don't care what the papers say

They got their story and they got paid

Now the whole country believes the lie

Of J Edgar Hoover 'n the FBI


I am just a lawman

Sworn to uphold the law

Sometimes I wonder who

I'm upholding it for


They sent a six-man posse

Lous'ana Hayride

To shoot out the life

Of Bonnie and Clyde


Bonnie she used to tease me

'Cause I'd go out of my way

To watch her waiting tables

At Marco's cafŽe

She was a vision

You should' a seen her in motion

Making the old men smile

Laughing with the locals


Ted she said, what's the big attraction

This cow town has no future

And it ain't got no action

I said the future is long and wide

Big and bold as a West Texas sky


Then an evil wind blew through town

With revenge and spite

To pull everything down

Swept off her feet into a V8 Ford

I turned around, she was gone


They sent a six-man posse

Lous'ana Hayride

To shoot out the life of Bonnie and Clyde


On a swampy stretch of highway one fifty four

I was asking God's mercy

When it all went wrong

Down in the scrub frozen in a dream

Shoot to kill Frank Hamer screamed


I pulled the trigger but first I closed my eyes

After it was over I ran to her side

When I sprung the door I must have gone blind

I swear, I must have gone blind


The preacher said God's will be done

Our future is his to decide

I guess he must'a misplaced mine

Somewhere under that West Texas Sky


They sent a six-man posse

On a Lous'ana Hayride

To shoot out the life of Bonnie and Clyde

Six-man posse, Louisiana Hayride

Shot the life out of Bonnie and Clyde


I am just a lawman

Sworn to uphold the law

Sometimes I wonder who

I'm upholding it for