Ridin' that night and the the moon is high Gotta hell hound on my trail Got to cross the Rio Grande And never let me out of that jail Feel the cool desert air, whippin' across my face Don't make a sound stay close to the ground Got to leave without a trace
Like my daddy before me Said the son of the seventh son I can't sit still when the night time comes My spirit always on the run I've done wrong everyone I loved And I's livin' with that pain The hell hounds on my trail
I watched one after another as they died They took my heart and left me cold inside
[Chorus] Tonight I ride, one last ride My past is close behind me, my pistol by my side Gotta keep on ridin'...time's not on my side I'm a pistol totin' gamblin' man Time for one last ride.
Just a simple country boy without a lick of sense Colt 45 rode a thousand of fence When you ride with the devil, baby, you heed with the devil's call Can't sing with the angels when the hell you're bound to fall.
Town folks watched as he locked himself inside The new this torched man was bound to die He took the loneliness to his grave The poor boy's soul could not be saved The boy had finally taken his Last Ride.