The Switch and the Spur Lyrics

The Raconteurs


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Jack White, Brendan Benson
album: Track 7 in album Consolers of the Lonely
release date: 2008-3-24
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In the heat of the desert sun,
On the blistering trail
An appaloosa and,
A wanted man sprung from jail

Slow in motion and shadow-less
The switch and the spurs
Every living thing, with a fatal sting
Bark and rattle this curse

The rider hallucinates
The snapping hooves on the sand
Spits a venom dream, recalls a stranger scream
And a broken hand...

The saddle spotted with sweat and blood
The poison pumps through his veins
There's no stopping this, and now he's powerless
Still holding the reigns...

Any pour souls who trespass against us
Whether it be beast or man
Will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight
By those who inhabit this land

For there's is the power and this is the kingdom
As sure as the sun does burn
So enter this path, but heed these four words,
You shall never return...

Any pour souls who trespass against us
Whether it be beast or man
Will suffer the bite or be stung dead on sight
By those who inhabit this land

For there's is the power and this is the kingdom
As sure as the sun does burn
So enter this path, but heed these four words,
You shall never return...

Track Listing

  • 1 Consoler of the Lonely
  • 2 Salute Your Solution
  • 3 You Don’t Understand Me
  • 4 Old Enough
  • 5 The Switch and the Spur
  • 6 Hold Up
  • 7 Top Yourself
  • 8 Many Shades of Black
  • 9 Five on the Five
  • 10 Attention
  • 11 Pull This Blanket Off
  • 12 Rich Kid Blues
  • 13 These Stones Will Shout
  • 14 Carolina Drama