Who Sang A Quick Death in Texas? Clutch

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Release information
Writer(s): Dan Maines, Jean-Paul Gaster, Neil Fallon, Richard Timothy Sult
Release Date: 2015-10-2
Genre: Rock
Style: Alternative Rock/Stoner Rock
length: 3:58
producer: Machine
vocal: Neil Fallon
mixer: Machine
engineer: Machine
guitar: Tim Sult and Neil Fallon
percussion: Jean-Paul Gaster
drums (drum set): Jean-Paul Gaster
bass guitar: Dan Maines
composer: Dan Maines, Jean-Paul Gaster, Tim Sult, Neil Fallon
lyricist: Neil Fallon
My nasty Yankee mannerisms
Didn't jive with the local traditions
How was I to know she had a jealous husband?
He was the G.M of a Tractor Supply
Well-acquainted with the guns and knives
Sometimes I swear I have less sense than a bag of hammers

I prayed for courage, I prayed for love
I prayed for guidance from the heavens above
I prayed to know divine protections
But now I'm praying for a quick death in Texas
Hey, hey
Please forgive me, Mr. Gibbons

I crawled my way into The Doom Saloon
In an attempt to cauterize my wounds
I did a terrible job and they became powerfully infected
I found myself atop a stolen Roan
Quite convinced that I would never see home
And all on account of my lack of common manners

I prayed for courage, I prayed for love
I prayed for guidance from the heavens above
I prayed to know divine protections
But now I'm praying for a quick death in Texas

The saloon doors stopped swinging
The piano player stopped playing (hey-hey)
In the shadows I could hear archaic Spanish phrases (hey-hey)
The preacher stood up from his table, in his right hand he held a bible (hey-hey)
And in his left, the business end of a Winchester rifle

I prayed for courage, I prayed for love
I prayed for guidance from the heavens above
I prayed to know divine protections
But now I'm praying for a quick death in Texas

Beaumont, Amarillo, got a line on me
Galveston, El Paso, Nacogdoches, Abilene
Beaumont, Amarillo, got a line on me
Galveston, El Paso, Nacogdoches, Abilene
Beaumont, Amarillo, got a line on me
Galveston, El Paso, Nacogdoches, Abilene
Beaumont, Amarillo, got a line on me
Galveston, El Paso, Nacogdoches, Abilene

Tracklist
CD 1
  • 1 The Affidavit
  • 2 X-Ray Visions
  • 3 Firebirds!
  • 4 A Quick Death in Texas
  • 5 Sucker for the Witch
  • 6 Your Love Is Incarceration
  • 7 Doom Saloon
  • 8 Our Lady of Electric Light
  • 9 Noble Savage
  • 10 Behold the Colossus
  • 11 Decapitation Blues
  • 12 Son of Virginia