The Outlaw

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Jim DiBattista
2005-08-01
James DiBattista

Story

written 5/5/79----- Oh yea, I was living in my father's RV parked in our driveway because the house was so crowded. I ran an extension cord from the cellar. What a great place to write-I wrote The Outlaw in there, I was trying to add a song to The Eagles' Desperado album.

Lyrics

The Outlaw Don't trust a running man a life out on the plains beware the wanted man with a price tag on his head don't try to get too closeor look him in the face don't try, they're words to the wise you might get blown away he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) and that's the way he'll stay he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) until his dying day he's an outlaw one foot on the run the other in his grave beware the just snubbed fire smoldering at your feet the cinders still are warm leads one to believe whoever left here was in a real big hurry to leave dusted tracks and twisted facts left here to deceive he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) that's the way he'll stay he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) until his dying day he's an outlaw one foot on the run the other in his grave there was a train car rider suspicious in his ways he had those eyes of fire giving nothin' away he kept right to himself all the way to Santa Fe got off and met some dudes and quickly rode away he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) and that's the way he'll stay he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) until his dying day he's an outlaw one foot on the run the other in his grave waiting ever silently behind a rock formation sit the desperate men in anticipation with angry hearts and souls that show through on their faces dead men tell no tales and they don't leave no traces he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) and that's the way he'll stay he's an outlaw (he's an outlaw) until his dying day he's an outlaw yea that's the way, that's the way of the outlaw he's an outlaw one foot on the run the other in his grave yea he's an outlaw yea he's an outlaw