Well you know your time has come and you're sorry for what you've done You should've never have been playing with a gun In those complicated shadows Well there's a line that you must toe And it'll soon be time to go But it's darker than you know in those complicated shadows
All you gangsters and rude clowns Who were shooting up the town When you should have found someone to put the blame on Though the fury's hot and hard I still see that cold graveyard There's a solitary stone that's got your name on
You don't have to take it from me But I know what I spake You think you're like iron and steel But iron and steel will bend and break In those complicated shadows
Go! Sometimes justice you will find Is just dumb not color-blind And your poor shattered mind can't take it all in All those phantoms and those shades Should jump up on judgment day And say to the almighty "I'm still stinking of sin"
But the jury was dismissed Took his neck and they give it a twist So you see you won't be missed in those complicated shadows
You can say just what you like in a voice like a John Ford film Take the law into your hands You will soon get tired of killing In those complicated shadows Complicated shadows Complicated shadows Complicated shadows