Boz ScaggsKing Of El Paso

About a million stars in that desert sky So high and lonesome it can make you want to cry Or drive your young blood wild And a burning glow above that northern ridge Three day ride will get you straight down to old Juarez A fool's El Dorado He got a taste for Mescal and sweet perfume Didn't take long to get him in the back room All of sixteen and first taste of the border There's a pile of bones out on the desert floor All that's left of el Conquistador... the conqueror Well I rode that beast down into the ground Through every draw and every border town That devil carried me You watch a few go down to the fire or the rope You leave little to chance and nothing to hope An old 24 and nothing could hold me down (Ain't gonna ride no more) Ain't gonna ride no more Well you cross it once you're gonna cross it again Something keeps you coming back to that shadowland And so I did for the mysteries To hear that old soul stirrer slamming through the Night Tombstone train cuts it's own daylight Ain't gonna ride no more Though my leathers worn and my cuffs in tatters My hearts on straight and that's all that matters If I lose a few moves it aint no loss Cause there's only one border left for me to cross (Ain't gonna ride no more) I'll take my sweet time on that one Aint gonna ride no more (Ain't gonna ride no more) Oh I aint gonna ride no more They call me King Of El Paso and my advice Learn that road between here and paradise (Ain't gonna ride no more) Ain't gonna ride no more (Ain't gonna ride no more)
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