Terry Allen Cortez Sail Lyrics

Juarez Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The Juarez Device (AKA Texican Badman)
  • 2 A Dialogue: The Characters / Simple Story
  • 3 Cortez Sail
  • 4 Border Palace
  • 5 Dogwood
  • 6 Writing On The Rocks Across The U.S.A.
  • 7 The Radio...And Real Life
  • 8 There Oughta Be A Law Against Sunny Southern California
  • 9 What Of Alicia
  • 10 Honeymoon In Cortez
  • 11 Four Corners
  • 12 Dialogue: The Run South
  • 13 Jabo / Street Walkin' Woman
  • 14 Cantina Carlotta
  • 15 La Desperdida
  • 16 El Camino - (instrumental)
  • 17 El Camino
  • See how the rain
    Falls from the sky
    Drifting down
    From your high mountain's eye
    But don't look surprised
    You're going home

    Yeah you're leaving L.A.
    On a cloudy day
    Pushing the crowd away
    You gonna get away today
    An you turn on your radio
    An let the wind blow
    With your rock n roll
    Down the highway
    All the way
    Ah but see how, the lightning
    Makes cracks in your air
    Tearing the clouds
    Then closing the tear
    Yeah but you're not surprised
    Anymore
    You're going home
    To Mexico

    Four hundred years ago
    Down in Mexico
    The Spanish galleons drew near
    And the Aztec warriors watched
    From their mountain sides
    Yeah the fear in their eyes
    As clear as their end it was near
    Yeah Cortez he come
    With his men and his guns
    And a Spanish Christ
    Alive on his lip
    But as soon as he touched ground
    Well his men wanted to turn around
    So he burned down the turn around ships
    Yeah he crossed all that water
    With his cannon and fodder
    If need be to slaughter
    For Gods and for gold
    An he wouldn't let no man
    Talk him in to being anything other than
    Conquistador bold
    Yeah Pachuco to Paradise

    Yeah a Colorado rain
    Falls on your California glass
    Washing away the hardline
    From your California past
    Ah but you're not surprised anymore
    You're going home
    Cause just out of Cortez
    Well the radio man says
    That they's a lookin for you
    They gonna get you
    But your guns on your map
    And they're both in your lap
    Besides your Chic's with you
    So you gonna get through
    Ah but see how the lightning
    Makes cracks in your air
    Tearing the clouds
    Then closin the tear
    Yeah but you're not surprised anymore
    You're going home
    To Paradise

    Written by: Terry Allen
    Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

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