Looking Back Now (Rose Maggie)

Looking back now, I probably should've let him run He smelled like gin with a hint of her Up 'til then I wasn't sure But he swaggered by and said "The boys said to tell you hey" And I was kicked back in his easy chair Holding a fifth tapping the barrel Of a fresh cleaned steel blue polished up .38 And I was kind of hoping he'd at least look scared But all he said was "Okay, she was good and you don't dare" Looking back now I probably should've let him run Paybacks are hell where I come from And any fool should now You don't look a woman in the eye and smile When she knows what you've done And she's holding whiskey and a gun Well the sun shines gray in the prison yard Life to go was going hard When the warden started getting sweet on me And he dragged me to his room one night And poured me some 'skey gave me a light And I smoked slow and waited 'til he was done And I thought that was that 'til he got rough and I fought back And when I grabbed his pistol he laughed and said "Girl you ain't got the guts" Looking back now I probably should've let him run Paybacks are hell where I come from And any fool should now You don't look a woman in the eye and smile When she knows what you've done And she's holding whiskey and a gun Whiskey and a gun They're strapping me down and I'm scared to die Now I ain't the kind of girl to cry But I find myself begging God for mercy My hands are cold as I start to slip Sodium theopentol drips The room goes black and I wonder if He heard me Looking back now I probably should've let 'em run I bet paybacks are hell there where I'm goin' But any fool should know You don't look a woman in the eye and smile When she knows what you've done And she's holdin' whiskey and a gun Whiskey and a gun Whiskey and a gun Whiskey and a gun