Del Rio

they say that things are heatin’ up and times are gettin’ rough along the border these days. well I don’t believe’em or I’d like to see it for myself, anyway.

and if that’s the case, it’s alright. look, i ain’t got too much time and terlingua’s too far away. what the hell else can I do to get a little adventure tonight?

I wanna wake up in del rio or some place real far from here. maybe Sonora or Ozona or maybe I’ll just ride on through.

I just wanna get in the car and go, follow where the road takes me where the highway bleeds. I know it sounds crazy but it’s the only way I’ve ever known.

to some place south of monohans some place west of eagle pass maybe del rio’s the place. man, I ain’t heard nothin’ about it anyway and I like it that way

 I wanna wake up in del rio or some place real far from here. maybe I’ll cut down to Acuna or maybe I’ll just ride on through

Ya know, the pineys are still green she said. Yeah, but that ain’t the reason I left. I came to feel the cold to let the wind bite my face yeah, this is what livin’s all about.

nah, there won’t be no wilderness tonight. at least, not any I’ve planned. tonight’s about motels and bars townes van zandt and my car and some dark and lonely road

I wanna wake up in del rio or some place real far from here maybe Sonora or Ozona or maybe I’ll just ride on through

and yeah, the hills are always nice but austin’s lost her way and there ain’t nothin’ like the border, man. and the guadalupe’s half-frozen anyway.

Nah, I think I’ll take my chances tonight and head a little further south where the devil’s been a callin’ my name. I hear she’s clean and wild and lonely as time I’m thinkin’ that’s my place

yeah, let’s cut down south and west far as hell from the crowds and head to del rio instead. some cheap motel’s got my name and I ain’t about to deny her her fate.

I wanna wake up in del rio or some place real far from here. maybe I’ll cut down to Acuna or maybe I’ll just ride on through

lorena called to let me know there’s been a jailbreak down in Laredo a hundred men on the loose in the dark. well that just sounds like something that i should see in person.

I told her I’d head out west instead. honey, I ain’t got no plans to go down to mexico. aw, I played it off on the phone but she knew me better than that...

I wanna wake up in del rio or some place real far from here maybe Sonora or Ozona, or maybe I’ll just ride on through

I know those goons’ll be down here. maybe lorena was right I shouldn’t’ve come here tonight. man, I’m just temptin fate, well, that’s a man I’d like to fight

hell, I didn’t come here to get killed I didn’t even come to have fun I just wanted to be free to lay it all out and scrub my mind clean of work and love

nah, I ain’t come down here tonight lookin for the ghost of townes van zandt I just wanted to hit the open road and run like blood on the highway it’s like I said it’s the only way I know.