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The Texan rides his weary horse,
Spurring it on a southerly course
Thru parched sand between boulders,
A bullet wound in his shoulder.

Topping the craggy canyon's rocky rim
He glances at the posse trailing him,
Three days now relentlessly they come
To hang him for a crime he hasn't done.

Blazing sun beats down at high noon
He knows he'll be in Mexico soon
Where his Spanish love waits alone
For her Texan to come riding home.

Picking a way down to the desert floor
Now racked with pain and saddle sore,
Both horse and rider are wet with sweat
But he must ride on, he can't stop yet.

At last he makes it to the Rio Grande
Knowing here he must make a stand,
To weak to ride across the river border
He falls from his saddle into the water.

As gunshots pierce the evening breeze
He crawls on bloodied hands and knees
Trying desperately to reach Mexico's side
And the safe arms of his Spanish bride.

Darkness settles over the Rio Grande
As he drags himself onto the sand,
To wounded and weak to rise to his feet
He faints into a nightmarish sleep.

Slowly opening his eyes to moonlight
As a beautiful angel saves him tonight,
His loving bride's soft voice he hears,
Her Spanish eyes are filled tears.




©Written by: Kenneth J. Ellison 01-18-04

Song title: "Spanish Eyes"




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