week sixty: execution night in texas

execution night in texas

execution night in texas
i’m at a motel 6 in memphis
in a faded room on the cable news
execution night in texas

i swear to god i’ve known him
like we played as kids or something
i sit and watch his body drop
i swear to god i’ve known him

i’ve heard harris county horses
gather where the river turns to morning
go out walking borderlines
we were born in a killing time

i’ve been doing this in secret
i’ve been shaking when i need it
i’m the movement of the curtain the smoke still emerging
i’ve been doing this in secret

i thought you might come find me
lean to kiss me and untie me
room thirty-five execution night
i thought you might come find me

i’ve heard harris county horses
gather where the river turns to morning
go out walking borderlines
we were born in a killing time

oh mama don’t you wait
they’re coming for to steal your mind
oh mama don’t you wait
you were violent
so was i

i’ve heard harris county horses
gather where the river turns to morning
go out walking borderlines
we were born in a killing time