Quite a Ride

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When they saw the smoke coming through the trees
They came ‘cross the tracks, found us on our knees
Now they threatened fines and they threatened jail
But we spoke our minds and walked down the trail

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

When we tried to cut through the window wire
And the warehouse dogs smelled the morning fire
Well he cocked his twelve and he spoke up strong
When the pigs arrived we’d already gone

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

On a chilly day with a promise dark
On a pair of wheels past a city park
Through a pouring night and an evil dawn
Didn’t sleep a wink but we carried on

It’s been quite a ride through ups and downs
Our muddy tracks are all around
It’s been quite a trip from side to side
Our bloody hands, an empty clip
It’s been quite a ride

With a record scratched by too many days
On the side of the town where the outlaw stays
After guns and cuffs, after rain and snow
After wood and steel, after high and low


 - March 2001 -