Further West

further west...

one armed dove shot
dairyland cafe
first marching band in texas
around the mid twenties

drivers one after another
on the way to california
drove and drove
stopped in for a stretch

a good night's sleep
eyed by the lawman's eye
he's stoic and suspicious
he believes the devil's lies

further west...

there's more trust out there
and uncaring smiles
everywhere you look there's peace
overcome by a norther

shut in for days and days
fires and stories of justice
on ridges and bluffs
went to the non smoking side

always avoiding the looks
she warmed up to us
after a while
after a little while

further west...