We've updated our Terms of Use. You can review the changes here.

Painted Skies

from Painted Sky by Schweitzer

/

lyrics

My gun belt’s cut the blood off and my legs are numb and sore
My pony has been limping, but there’s just a few miles more
I’ve got to get a fresh horse or I’ll ride her ‘til she dies
I could never handle this endless desert if it weren’t for painted skies

I hear firewood crackling, the beans are finally hot
The coyotes are yapping, and the whiskey hits the spot
I’ve got bruises in my knee joints, and cramps up in my thighs
I could never handle all this riding, cowboys,
if it weren’t for painted skies

Hey, Boss, look what you’ve made
Look at all the colors in the clouds
If that’s where you put your feet Boss, I couldn’t look you in the eyes
I’ll just get some sleep and dream about a horse that never tires
And I could never take this hard living, Boss,
if it weren’t for painted skies

I used to be a lawman, I used to wear the star
I’ll still take the pay if there’s trouble where we are
But I hung up my guns, at least I had to try
I could never handle all this killing, cowboys,
if it weren’t for painted skies

It only takes a look to make a madman draw his gun
And I have put men down, but I feel sorry when it’s done
They always plead for life after the murders and the lies
I could never handle these hangings, cowboys,
if it weren’t for painted skies

Hey, Boss, look what you’ve made
Look at all the colors in the clouds
If that’s where you put your feet Boss, I couldn’t look you in the eyes
I’ll just get some sleep and dream about a about a fire that never dies
And I could never take this hard living, Boss,
if it weren’t for painted skies

credits

from Painted Sky, released October 26, 2014
Schweitzer

license

all rights reserved

tags

about

Schweitzer Los Angeles, California

My brother started writing songs and that was the spark that started me on my own songwriting course that would last the rest of my life. I chose to use my surname, "Schweitzer," for practical reasons, realizing long ago that pronouncing "Richard Schweitzer" was difficult. "Schweitzer Projects" under the "tindog music & stuff" umbrella is producing songs in the Pop / Pop rock or folk categories ... more

contact / help

Contact Schweitzer

Streaming and
Download help

Report this track or account

If you like Schweitzer, you may also like: