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  1. Kesey

From the recording Highway Bouquet

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Lyrics

KESEY
Took you off a stinkin’ horse dealer’s truck
On its way to the killing floor
Did you know it was your life’s best day of luck
When you walked through that trailer door
So I dug down deep in my empty pocket
Just couldn’t wait anymore
Had to have my mahogany rocket
We were so young in seventy four

‘Cause you know about girls and horses,
Irresistible forces, and warm mysteries.
And horses, they live such a long time,
You outlived three dogs of mine, and my Dad.

You and me, we lived hand to mouth
Secondhand tack and backyard stalls
But we found roads and tracks and walkabouts
Fallen logs and old stone walls
We flew through fields with your thundering gait
Slid square down sandy hills
Raced through standing rows of corn so straight
Like Man o’ War of Phoenixville

Now your old bones rattle, and you’re hobbling frail
Your coat it’s mangy and it’s dull
Your hips stick out in a skeletal jail
Your ears are limp against your skull
Come on now Keez, you know it’s time to go
You can’t be leanin’ on the wall
Your time has come today and surely you must know
If you lean you’re gonna fall

Well I promise that you won’t feel a thing
In the cold mud of spring
I’ll drop you like a rock
And send you back to those green fields
Where you can run young and healed
Barefoot in the grass

‘Cause you know about girls and horses,
Irresistible forces, and warm mysteries.
And horses, they live such a long time,
You outlived three dogs of mine, and my Dad.