I Hung My Head Lyrics

Sting


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
writers: Sting
album: No. 7 track in album Mercury Falling
release date: 1996-3-8
popularity : 1 users have visited this page.
length: 7:23
conductor: Steven Mercurio
performing orchestra: The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra
lead vocals: Sting

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Early one morning with time to kill
I borrowed Jeb's rifle and sat on the hill
I saw a lone rider crossing the plain
I drew a bread on him to practice my aim
My brother's rifle went off in my hand
A shot rang out across the land
The horse he kept running the rider was dead
I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head

I set off running to wake from the dream
My brother's rifle went into the stream
I kept on running into the salt lands
And that's where they found me, my head in my hands
The sheriff he asked me "Why had I run"
Then it came to me just what I had done
And all for no reason, just one piece of lead
I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head

Here in the courthouse, the whole town is there
I see the judge high up in his chair
"Explain to the courtroom what went through your mind
And we'll ask the jury what verdict they find"
I said "I felt the power of death over life
I orphaned his children I widowed his wife
I beg their forgiveness I wish I was dead"
I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head

Early one morning with time to kill
I see the gallows up on the hill
And out in the distance a trick of the brain
I see a lone rider crossing the plain
He's come to fetch me to see what they done
We'll ride together 'til Kingdom come
I pray for God's mercy for soon I'll be dead
I hung my head, I hung my head
I hung my head, I hung my head

Track Listing

  • 1 The Hounds of Winter
  • 2 I Hung My Head
  • 3 Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot
  • 4 I Was Brought to My Senses
  • 5 You Still Touch Me
  • 6 I'm So Happy I Can't Stop Crying
  • 7 All Four Seasons
  • 8 Twenty Five to Midnight
  • 9 La Belle Dame sans regrets
  • 10 Valparaiso
  • 11 Lithium Sunset
  • 1 Mad About You (live)
  • 2 This Cowboy Song (single Reggae mix with Toast)
  • 3 Let Your Soul Be Your Pilot (A&G remix)
  • 4 I Was Brought to My Senses (Steve Lipson mix)
  • 5 The Soul Cages (live)