Who Sang Ain't No God in Mexico? Billy Joe Shaver

Billy Joe Shaver When I Get My Wings cover art
Release information
Release Date: 1976
Genre: Folk, World, & Country
Style: Country
length: 2:16
composer: Billy Joe Shaver
lyricist: Billy Joe Shaver
Down the road a ways I have heard say a new day's comin' on
Where the woman folks are friendly and the law leaves you alone.
Well I'll believe it when I see it but I haven't seen it yet.
Don't mind me just keep on talkin' I am just looking for my hat.

Ain't no God in Mexico
Ain't no way to understand
How that border crossing feeling makes a fool out of a man.
If I had not seen the sunshine Hell I would not cuss your rain
My feet would fit a railroad track
I would made one Hell of a train.

Me and Louise Higginbotham use to race across the yard
Back in 1947 that's when more than times were hard
Well pity me I didn't see the line in time and like a fool
In front of God and everybody I politely blew my cool

Ain't no God in Mexico ain't no comfort in the can
When your down in Matamoras gettin' busted by the man
If I had not seen the sunshine I would not cuss your rain.
If my feet would fit a railroad track I guess I would have been a train

Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Texas Uphere Tennessee
  • 2 The Good Lord Knows I Tried
  • 3 Ride Me Down Easy
  • 4 When I Get My Wings
  • 5 Ain't No God in Mexico
  • 6 Love You Till the Cows Come Home
  • 7 Woman Is the Wonder of the World
  • 8 When the Word Was Thunderbird
  • 9 America You Are My Woman
  • 10 A Restless Wind
  • 11 Evergreen