Loving County



Well I loved a girl
She lived out in Pecos and she was pretty as she could be
Well I worked them oil rigs on out in Odessa
Just to give her whatever she needs
Well that girl run, with an oil company bum
Because the diamond was not on her hand
He left her soon beneath the big Loving moon
To go out and X-ray the land
Now I sit in my car at the new Rainbow Bar downtown
The frost on the windshield shines toward the sky
Like a thousand tiny diamonds
In the lights of Loving County
Now I walked in that bar and I drank myself crazy
Because I was thinking about her and the man
Then in walked a woman she's looking richer than sin
And she had ten years worth of work on her hand
Well I followed her home when she was alone
And I put my gun to her head
And I don't recall what happened next,
But now that rich woman Well, she's dead
Now I drive down the highway ten miles from my sweet baby's arms
The moon is so bright that it don't look like night
And the diamond, how it sparkled
In the lights of Loving County
She opened that door and I knelt on the floor
And I put that ring in her hand
She said "I do" and that she'd leave with me soon
To them ol' oil 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 on home and I was alone
Because I thought that she understood (But you know she didn't)
Because the next night an old friend
Just called me to wish us both well
He said he'd seen her downtown sashayin' around
And her diamond Oh, 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 sheriff's poor old dead wife
With the ring that I stole on her hand
You know sometimes they let me look up at that East Texas sky
And the rain on the pinesOh Lord, how it shines!
Like my diamond that sparkled
In the lights of Loving County







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