From the recording RUN
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We packed our bags all through the night
Headed out before first light
No headlights into the night
Nobody wakes up nobody else has to die
Racing against the rising sun
Can't believe what we've just done
I never meant to use the gun
Got nowhere left to go, just run.
We counted cash in Tupelo
Until we sang every Elvis song we know
Then I heard the news on the radio
That guard I shot left two little girls and a widow, oh no.
Then she turned to me with fear in her eyes
Breaks my heart every time she cries
I wish I never used that gun
Got nowhere left to go, just
I'm a winner, I'm a winner
Because my Momma told me so
She said I'm special
And yeah, I'm special
I do anything I want
Then I woke up to the sound
Of sirens in the distance
I turned to shake her, to wake her
But she was nonexistent
I reached back for the bag that held the cash
But it was gone too
And I laughed to myself because I knew
I had been made the fool
So I ran for the door to try to sneak out back
and slip across the cornfield
Felt that bullet rip across my thigh
Three steps sooner and I'd been safe and dry
And I'm contemplating my next move
But every thought keeps coming back to you
Yeah, I've got one more bullet in this gun
I got nowhere left to go, and I can't run.
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