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Brad Belt: Music-5pp

The Devil Was Laughin' (adult alternative/folk/americana)

(Brad Belt)
The Devil Was Laughin'

© 2000 Brad Belt

There was blood in his eye
Liquor on his breath
Desperation written on his face
It'd been a bad year
And everything he owned
Was ridin' on two aces
But a one-eyed Jack was ridin' three Kings
When he went to the leather with his hand
Through the fire, smoke and lead, three men lay dead
And Billie grabbed the money and ran
He grabbed the money and ran

Refrain: The Devil was laughin'
The Devil was laughin'
The Devil was laughin'

Later that day
The sheriff and his men
Called her out to the sun
He told her Billie'd gone crazy
Shot three men
Now he was on the run
She went back inside with tears in her eyes
Cursed the day she was born
Later that night, she blew out the lights
The next morning she was gone
The next morning she was gone

Refrain

Three years later
In the middle of the night
Billie came knockin' at her door
She watched in his eyes
As he told her the stories
All about Mexico
They rode the two horses that he'd brought along
Right up 'til the break of dawn
Then slept in the shade, rode in the night
Goin' down to Mexico
Goin' down to Mexico