El Coyote Lyrics

by Kris Kristofferson

They call him a bandit
And you know the notches
That he ought to wear on his gun
He sees you through eyes

He's partially blinded from staring too long at the sun
But he's true to his school and he's nobody's fool
And he's lucky to still be alive, the wolf pack will die
When it's scattered by man, lonesome coyotes survive

He buried his feelings and life was a mountain
That he was determined to climb
Then he caught the scent of a sister in spirit
Who taught him to love her in time

Somehow or other, she gathered together
The cubs that he sired on the way and they run by his side
Through the chill hungry night
And they sleep to his sweet serenade

There's a part of his heart up in heaven
And a part that will always be wild
And all he can leave them is love and a reason
To run for the rest of their lives, lonesome coyotes survive

There's a part of his heart up in heaven
And a part that will always be wild
And all he can leave them is love and a reason
To run for the rest of their lives, lonesome coyotes survive