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from Black Eyed Man

"Cowboy Junkies Lament" is track #4 on the album Black Eyed Man. It was written by Townes Van Zandt.
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Baby hit the back door breathin' real heavy
Said the boys in the alley wouldnt leave her alone
Mama did her make-up in a terrible hurry
She finally got ready, but the boys were gone
Mama dont you worry, nights approachin'
Theres a hole in heaven where some sin slips through
Just close your eyes and dream real steady
Maybe just a little spill on you

Dark dont lie, dreams come true
Could be a few will see you through

Old lady Rose, lookin' down her nose
Lonely miss Lily hiding in the hall
Lilys just praying for the trial to be over
Lady Rose just waiting for the axe to fall
Show me off on the way to town
The skys still shiny and the earths still brown
Tell the judge Im ready for the vases
Dance in their faces when the guitar sounds

Wont be long, I wont be gone
Been leaning toward the shadows all along

Those in the know say so it goes
You plan on reapin', you better sow
You plan on sleepin', you better keep movin'
Sleepin' aint allowed around here, you know
Down the place when the rollin's over
Me and my baby gonna have some fun
Bury your bags, bury the cloths
Smilin' star as the sun goes down

Snake eyes cry, boxcars sigh
Sevens stuck in the middle, just wonderin' why?

Dark dont lie, dreams come true
All it takes is one or two, maybe just a few will see you through

Songwriters
TOWNES VAN ZANDT

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