Some songs are movies part IV

 In A thought

Loving County

Charlie Robison

Well, I loved a girl

She lived out in Pecos, and pretty as she could be

And I worked the rigs on out in Odessa

To give her whatever she needs

But that girl, she run with an oil company bum

‘Cause the diamond was not on her hand

And he left her soon ‘neath the big loving moon

To go out and X-ray the land

Now I sit in my car at the New Rainbow Bar downtown

And the frost on the windshield shines toward the sky

Like a thousand tiny diamonds in the lights of loving county

Well, l walked in that bar and I drank myself crazy

Thinking about her and that man

When in walked a woman, looking richer than sin

And ten years worth of work on her hand

Well, I followed her home and when she was alone

Well, I put my gun to her head

And I don’t recall what happened next at all

But now that rich woman, she is dead

Now I drive down the highway

Ten miles from my sweet baby’s arms

And the moon is so bright it don’t look like night

And the diamond how it sparkles in the lights of loving county

But she opened that door and I knelt on the floor

And I put that ring in her hand

Then she said, “I do” and she’d leave with me soon

To the rigs out in South Alabama

Well, I told her to hide that ring there inside

And wait ’til the timing was good

And I drove back home and I was alone

‘Cause I thought that she understood

The next night an old friend just called me to wish us both well

He said, he’d seen her downtown, sashaying around

And her diamond how it sparkled in the lights of loving county

Well that sheriff, he found me out wandering

All around El Paso the very next day

You see, I’d lost my mind on that broken white line

Before I even reached Balmorhea

Well, now she’s in Fort Worth and she’s just giving birth

To the son of that oil company man

And they buried that poor old sheriff’s dead wife

With the ring that I stole on her hand

And sometimes they let me look up at that East Texas sky

And the rain on the pines, oh Lord, how it shines

Like my darling’s little diamond in the lights of loving county

Songwriters: Charlie Robison / Charlie Fitzgerald Robison

Loving County lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc

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