dance critters lyrics – colorblind james experience

i’ve been watering my horse since way before noon
well, i hope that beast gets satisfied soon

i’m a mean old hombre from a border town
woke up the sheriff and gunned him down

dance critters when i say dance
dance critters, dance critters

i’ve been eating sand and cactus pie
why, i’m telling you a feller gets mighty dry

my six guns loaded and pointed down
best keep your feet up off the ground

dance critters when i say dance
dance critters, dance critters

it was a town full of violent men and bad women
n*body had a hard of gold
justice was unheard of and mercy was rarer still
in the corner of the barroom some musicians played rowdy dancehall jive
the piano was shaped like a coffin
the banjo was made from two pie-tins and bailing wire
i said “hey, i’ve got one like that at home”
even with all that noise i could hear her spurs jangling down the street
like altar bells they sounded and i struck my breast three times
she’d been gone a while since i don’t remember when
“i spent a year in echo canyon” she said, “just me and my tambourine”
the music stopped…
…and then it started again
and that’s where a dance-hall storm began

dance critters when i say dance
dance critters, dance critters

me and old andré, the indian guide
we got three stuffed kittens and a buffalo hide

head ‘um up, move ‘um out
when i say dance, you’re gonna shout
“dance, dance, dance, dance”

dance critters when i say dance
dance critters, dance critters

/ colorblind james experience lyrics