I See Stars

Five hundred golden pieces and a shoulder full of lead
A worn-out horse between my feet, a pounding in my head
Gotta make it to the border, Lord this ain't no place to die
On the river's northern shore, underneath a Texas sky

I see stars - I see ocotillo blowing in the wind
Feel the breathing of my pony,
I know we've reached the end.
I hear the hoofbeats in the distance
And the shouts of angry men.
The rangers may surround me,
They'll never take me in.

My shoulder burns like hellfire, this horse too tired to ride
I kick and curse and dig the spurs up hard against his side.
He's screaming like a banshee, running fast as he will go
From the posse trying to catch me to the land of Mexico

I see stars - I see ocotillo blowing in the wind
Feel the breathing of my pony,
I know we've reached the end.
I hear the hoofbeats in the distance
And the shouts of angry men.
The rangers may surround me,
They'll never take me in.

This horse has finally quit me, we fall hard upon the dirt.
The rangers point their shotguns at the pocket on my shirt.
I reach slow for my revolver, the captain tips his hat.
I kiss the sacred cylinder, I draw the hammer back!

I see stars - I see ocotillo blowing in the wind
Feel the breathing of my pony,
I know we've reached the end.
I hear the hoofbeats in the distance
And the shouts of angry men.
The rangers may surround me,
They'll never take me in.

Now the angels - they surround me.
Mother Mary, take me in...