Gold

The Handsome Family

/ Gold /

Got a tattoo of a snake
And a ski mask on my face
But I woke up in a ditch
Behind the Stop ‘n Go
Lying in the weeds
With a bullet in my gut
Watching dollar bills
Fly away in the dust

Now the sun’s sinking down
Spilling gold on the ground
But I’m going out tonight
Out past the last lights of town

There was a girl with dark eyes
And hair shining black
And it ran like a river
Wild down her back
But these wide empty streets
And the air shaking with heat
They made me hungry
Hungry to do something mean

Now the sun’s sinking down
Spilling gold on the ground
But I’m going out tonight
Out past the last lights of town

The Stop ‘n Go’s closed
The coyotes they moan
And the wind’s rolling beer
Cans down the street

But the sun’s sinking down
Spilling gold on the ground
And I’m going out tonight
Out past the last lights of town

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