Narrow Escape Lyrics

by Ray LaMontagne

Lejos and Mary
Lay dazed in Liula
Dreaming of tropical signs

As Lejos lay sleeping
She knelt over him weeping
Feeling the weight of his crimes

It seems he cut a man down
In a Tennessee town
He's just licking his wounds for a spell

But it won't take long
For the boys to catch on
And soon he'll be running like hell

Run Lejos run
This ain't no time for that ball and chain
Run Lejos run
Climb on that pony and ride like you ain't never done

Well, their love it was long
It was gentle and strong
And for a while she forgot his sins

And she kissed him for love
She kissed him for luck
She kissed him one time for a kid

Well, they came in without a warning
In the hours before morning
They come-a blasting through the windows and walls

When the smoke it did clear
Somebody cried out, he ain't here
Killed ourselves a woman that's all

Run Lejos run
This ain't no time for that ball and chain
Run Lejos run
Climb on that pony and ride like you ain't never done
Ride like you ain't never done