They Have A Saying

Lyrics: Robert Hunter
Music: Jim Lauderdale

They have a saying, out West where it's wild
With miles of desert, and dunes by the pile
Acres of cactus, dry jimson weed
Sunset so crimson, they make your heart bleed
I hope to remember, so long as I live
These words of the heart, and learn to forgive

They have a saying, that's old as the hills
Oh there's a sage brush, and chilly wind tills
Old as a skull bones, that bleach in the sun
Young as tomorrow when daytime's done
I hope to remember, so long as I may
Those words of the heart, and live for today

I hope to remember as long as I might
Those words of the heart, and sleep well at night

They have a saying, as sweet as the breeze
Through ponderosa and juniper trees
No long a hot day, and warm when it's not
How long remember, and soon forgot
I hope to remember as long as I live
These words of the heart, and learn to forgive

I hope to remember, and tell them to you
These words of the heart, so you know them too
Recordings
     Date Album Recorded By
     2013 Black Roses Jim Laudersale