Tijuana Jail

Album: Pawnshop Guitars (1994)
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  • Welcome to salvation,
    My tequila's my companion for this evening of oblivion
    Everyone around me, kinda bores me,
    It makes me lonely with the friends I never had
    Packing up my Mustang 'cause this city has no heart,
    It sucks you in and spits you out
    Patiently I'm seeking my destination is unknown,
    I followed the road down to Mexico

    Sorry Mr.Officer I think you got it wrong,
    I'm just a lonely ol' Texas boy and I wanna get on home
    He smiled and said "Senor you're not in Texas anymore"
    Send my love to my home but send my mail to a Tijuana Jail

    Staring at the ceiling of my jail cell it's my home,
    At least for now, it seems like forever
    Sleeping on the floor with the rats, crawling up my ass,
    I'm gonna kill that officer

    Sorry Mr. Officer but I'm gonna get revenge,
    On this side of the border twenty pesos gets you dead

    He smiled and said "Senor I think I'll drink to your threats"
    Send my love to my home, but sent my mail to a Tijuana Jail

    In my destitution suicides a solution,
    But I'm a gambler, and I'm not cashed in
    The sun is going down and my problems will be solved by dawn, but not by justice
    I smelled liquor on his breath, I knew this is my last chance,
    I begged give a dying man his last drink
    He handed me a glass with just the worm and he laughed
    I pulled a switchblade from my boot and shoved it in his throat

    Sorry Mr. Officer I think you got it wrong,
    I'm a lonely ol' Texas boy and I wanna get on home

    He smiled and said "Senor you're not in Texas anymore"
    Send my love to my home but send my mail to a Texas Jail. Writer/s: GILBY CLARKE
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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