Stay Free

© Bill Miles 2014

Chorus
The man on that poster, that poster looks a lot like me
I wouldn’t have shot that man but he was trying his best to shoot me
At night I sleep outside, I sleep outside oh with the tumbleweeds
Hoping and praying that I can stay free

Verse 1
I was playing cards in smoky bars when a drunk man pulled a gun on me
As I turned to leave three bullets flew right past me
That was the night that fate changed my life that grown man was playing for keeps
Oh Momma pray for my soul ’cause I shot a man that day

Chorus
The man on that poster, that poster looks a lot like me
I wouldn’t have shot that man but he was trying his best to shoot me
At night I sleep outside, I sleep outside oh with the tumbleweeds
Hoping and praying that I can stay free
Oh let me stay free
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Oh God let me stay free

Verse 2
People say that judges are really fair men on most good days
I’ve never been too lucky at this life I’m better playing poker games
People call me the joker, I’m the joker but today I can’t play
The game I’m playing is trying to stay out of that lawman’s way

Chorus
The man on that poster, that poster looks a lot like me
I wouldn’t have shot that man but he was trying his best to shoot me
At night I sleep outside, I sleep outside oh with the tumbleweeds
Hoping and praying that I can stay free
Oh let me stay free
Oh God let me stay free

Verse 3
I’m an outlaw on the outside of the prison walls where they want me to reside
The jailor is waitin’ on me to call but he’s gonna have to wait a little while
Still playing my card games and these pretty girls oh and they all know my name
Go ahead and deal me in boys just know I’m the joker and I might not stay

Chorus
The man on that poster, that poster looks a lot like me
I wouldn’t have shot that man but he was trying his best to shoot me
At night I sleep outside, I sleep outside oh with the tumbleweeds
Hoping and praying that I will stay free
Oh let me stay free
Oh God let me stay free

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