Hippies On The Caprock
Late seventies in Lubbock, Arabs drove prices high, started drilling holes in the land of the big red sky.
Honkeytonk bouncers, where action could be found, knew all the banditos, the baddest gang around.
Flew in during the night, dropped the entire load, from South American valleys, the wild columbian gold.
Tamed all the roughneck oilmen, tamed the rednecks too, hippies on the caprock, nobody had a clue.
Was a new deal.
The way it made em feel.
There's a party in West Texas.
Booze and grass and pills.
Streets were going crazy, the hook had done its thing, desperate for their fixes, the druggies changed the game.
Catch Slide going north, til you hit the loop, go round and round, circle the town, speed was on the loose.
Cops weren't on his mind til they showed up at the door. A secret operation, they slammed him on the floor.
Thrown to the wolves, to fulfill the drug demand, like a dust storm from the horizon, Red, he was the man.