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  1. DESERT MOONSHINE

From the album POOPER SCOOPER

I wrote this song when I was in high school, but it still has as much resonance today as it did when I was a puppy.

Lyrics

Ridin' on the prairie, seems to make me weary,
Thinkin' bout the good times I've had
Earth starts a-quakin', my body starts a-shakin',
Sometimes the heat can drive me mad
But in this desert valley where I dwell
Some call it Heaven and others call it Hell
Hot, sunny mornin's and blazin' afternoons
Dry and rocky mountains, crisp and sandy dunes

Oh, cacti, scorpion, tumbleweed, lizard skin
Coyote, dry lake, jitterbug, rattlesnake
Dust clouds, hard stones, hunger feast on cow bones
Ghost town, fool's gold, every way the wind blows down

Well, the heat drives me crazy, it even makes me lazy,
Makes me wanna slow down and rest
I shouldn't be complainin' about my simple strainin'
Sun sinkin' slowly in the west
But I know when the night comes down
I'll be a-singin' the whole night round
Moonlight keeps me hangin' on my toes
Makes me kinda wonder which way the river flows

Oh, cacti, scorpion, tumbleweed, lizard skin
Coyote, dry lake, jitterbug, rattlesnake
Dust clouds, hard stones, hunger feast on cow bones
Ghost town, fool's gold, every way the wind blows down

Desert moonlight, spread your light on me
Desert moonlight, spread your light on me
Shine on, shine on, shine on me
Desert moonshine



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