Quick Sand Lyrics

by Ry Cooder

I left my home in Tamaulipas
In Sonoyta I came across
Just six of us when we started
Walking behind thc coyote boss
The old man said let me go there with you
Yes I'm old but I'm mighty tough
I know the fOad maybe I can help you
[ got good shoes I won't hold you up

But up on Tinajas Altas he stumbled and he feil
He begged and pleaded we had to leave him
Lying on Camino Diablo Trail

Quick sand I tbink we lost direct ion
Quick sand now we're losing ground
Quick sand nobody 'round to help us
Quick sand now we're sinking down

Thought we was getting close to Yuma
I heard it's an unfriendly town
We just need a cool drink of water
Even Yuma can't turn a poor boy down
Then a Dodge Ram truck drove down on us
Saying I'm your Arizona vigilante man
I'm here to say you ain't welcome in Yuma
L'm taking you out just as hard as I can

I saw mi madre crying in her rocking chair alone
I saw La Llorona flying please take a message back home

Quick sand I think we lost direction
Quick sand now we're losing ground
Quick sand nobody 'round to help us
Quick sand now we're sinking down