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Samuel’s Musicians Of The Week

January 8th, 2006 at 10:14pm

This week the award goes to a group of country singers known as “The Highwaymen”, the group comprised Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash & Kris Kristofferson. Choosing a feature song from this group was quite a challenge, but I ended up settling on “Like Desperados Waiting For A Train” due to the incredible sound of all four of them singing the chorus together.

I played the Red River Valley
He’d sit in the kitchen and cry
Run his fingers through seventy years of livin’
And wonder, “Lord, why has every well I’ve drilled gone dry?”

We were friends, me and this old man
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train

He’s a drifter, and a driller of oil wells
and an old school man of the world
He let me how to drive his car when he’s too drunk to
And he’d wink and give me money for the girls
And our lives were like some old Western movie
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train

From the time that I could walk he’d take me with him
To a bar called the Green Frog Cafe
And there were old men with beer guts and dominos
Lying ’bout their lives while they played
And I was just a kid, they called his Sidekick
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train

One day I looked up and he’s pushin’ eighty
And there’s brown tobacco stains all down his chin
To me he’s one of the heroes of this country
So why’s he all dressed up like them old men
Drinkin’ beer and playin’ Moon and Forty-two
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train

The day before he died I went to see him
I was grown and he was almost gone.
So we just closed our eyes and dreamed us up a kitchen
And sang one another verse to that old song
(spoken) Come on, Jack, that son-of-a-gun’s a comin’

Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train
Like desperados waitin’ for a train

Samuel

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4 Comments

  • 1. Courtney  |  January 8th, 2006 at 11:44 pm

    Samuel, when are you going to post your Santa photos?

  • 2. Samuel  |  January 8th, 2006 at 11:54 pm

    Soon Courtney, probably tomorrow, along with some other photos, I’ve just had to hold back today to give room to some of the other things on my mind.

  • 3. Courtney  |  January 8th, 2006 at 11:57 pm

    Ah cool. Can’t wait. Also I see you have a gmail address. Do you use MSN or not? I added you.

  • 4. Samuel  |  January 9th, 2006 at 12:04 am

    I use MSN occasionally, but not very often.


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