On The Run (Yonder Mountain String Band)

A man stood in the shadows his face was dripping sweat He took a break from running but he wasn't done yet Looked over his shoulder when he heard the barking hounds Dug his feet into the earth and headed out of town The town line's far away and He won't sleep for days Because he just slept with Annie and she's the sheriff's wife Now the sheriff's men have got him running for his life He should have known that girl was trouble but he wasn't thinking clear When she put her hand onto his leg and filled his glass with beer But a deputy did see them and tracked the sheriff down Just had time to grab his clothes and high ball out of town The town line's far away and He won't sleep for days And even if he makes it, there's nothing he can do But hope and pray the sheriff there hasn't heard the news A man stood in the shadows thinking about the past About all the women he had known and living life too fast But he heard a noise behind him, felt a gun against his head Should have known the sheriff wouldn't rest till he was dead The town line's far away and He's six feet in the grave He's lying there with Annie, who was the sheriff's wife Till the sheriff and his men robbed them of their lives