Hand Of Fate Lyrics

by Rolling Stones

The hand of fate is on me now
It picked me up and knocked me down
I'm on the run, I'm prison bound
The hand of fate is heavy now

I killed a man, I'm highway bound
The wheel of fortune keeps turning round
Turning round, turning round
I should have known it was a one horse town

My sweet girl was once his wife
And he had papers that the judge had signed
The wind blew hard, it was a stormy night
He shot me once, but I shot him twice

The hand of fate is on me now
It picked me up and it kicked me right down
Kicked me right down, kicked me right down

I had to save her life
Yeah, I gunned him twice
Yeah, and I watched him die, watch out, boy
Yeah, I watched him die

He was a bar room man, the violent kind
He had no love for that gal of mine
Then one day in the drinking bout
He swore he'd throw me right of town

The hand of fate is on me now
I shot that man, I put him underground
I put him underground, yes I did

I'm on the run, I hear the hounds
My luck is up, my chips are down
So goodbye baby, so long now
Wish me luck, I'm going to need it child

The hand of fate is on me now
Yeah, it's too late, baby
I say, too late baby, too late now
The hand of fate is upon me now

Oh yeah, I said
The hand of fate is heavy now, heavy now
The hand of fate is heavy now
It pick you up and knock you down

It's too late, it's too late now
The hand of fate is on me now
It pick you up and it knock you down