QUIET  TEXAS

Wakes up her luck in a morning cup
At a stop somewhere near Aberdeen
Wades through the muck as she hails down a truck,
Tries remembering the last time she’s been

Tornado came and stole her name
Took everything that she’d ever owned
She survived, though her husband died,
And since then she’s been out on her own

Crosses the ranch like she’s been through this dance,
As she bridles the muscle and bone
Treats in the sack, runs her hands down his back,
Been a long time since she’s been gone

Saddles and reigns, and a gentle hand
She hopes he doesn’t throw a shoe
Sometimes the sky’s so tight, that you can’t breathe right,
And fate just falls right out of the blue
And she says

Quiet Texas, I can hear you calling my name
Quiet Texas, leaving me with nothing to blame
You can ride the wind, you can count your kin
You can even call it Old Mexico
But the desert sun, when it’s all said and done
Can leave you standing out in the cold
So quiet Texas

Now she understands, she’s been tied to this land,
And the Austin heat is in her veins
She’s been running for miles, gives her horse a smile,
Say’s come on Texas, let’s do it again

You can visit the past, but you can never go back,
Though memories just won’t let you let go
passion or strife, you know it’s zero to life,
And some stories just never get told
So Quiet Texas

Quiet Texas, I can hear you calling my name
Quiet Texas, leaving me with nothing to blame
You can ride the wind, you can count your kin
You can even call it Old Mexico
But the desert sun, when it’s all said and done
Can leave you standing out in the cold
So quiet Texas
Quiet Texas

Music & Lyrics  copyright Thom Sequoia

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