New Mister Me Lyrics

by Kris Kristofferson

The moment that you saw him, you just looked the other way
The blood within his eye was like a curse
He had two heavy pistols which were greasied up and ready
And a face like Bobby Dylan's only worse

He ordered up a whiskey which he drank like he was thirsty
Ordered him another of the same
Suddenly the silence of the frozen room was shattered
By a kid who shot before he called his name

He looked up at his killer from the floor where he had fallen
Said, "Well, look what you have gone and done to me"
He said, "Son, I think you blew it but you're truly welcome to it
You can be the new mister me"

"Yeah, you can be the new mister me, me, me
Ain't it true that's what you want to be, yesiree
Bob and I'll be somewhere sunny where it's funny and it's free
And you can be the new mister me"

Well, I was there the day they say that Bobby Dylan died
You and I both know he got away
He's out there stealin' horses, really learnin' how to ride
He's the reason I am free today

Singin', "You can be the new mister me, me, me
Ain't it true that's what you wanna be, yesiree
Bob and I'll be somewhere sunny where it's funny and it's free
And you can be the new mister me"