Lacey

           “We loved in the summertime, we loved in the fall
           Winter, spring we’re loving one another most of all”

Told her Dad and Mom as she left the farm, “Please take care of my dog
He ain’t much good, did the best I could, think I gave him all of my love”
Just fifteen in the city, her prospects scared her to death
She hit the streets playin’ trick or treat ‘till she damn near ran out of breath

   Lacey come back soon, love your Mom and your Dad
   Your dog’s gone Lacey, he took all the love that you had

She met some kid sort of wild and crazy, told her that he bust out of jail
They made their lovin’ sort of long and lazy, she learned about heaven and hell
Took about a year ‘fore the law got near, he said they’d never take him alive
They started to run, the kid used his gun, left a deputy lyin’ behind
They ran all night ‘till dark set in, found an abandoned shack for the night
But the posse come about a hundred strong, they were in for a helluva fight

   Lacey come back soon, love your Mom and your Dad
   Your dog’s gone Lacey, he took all the love that you had
   You never should have gone runnin
   You know you always could have come home
   So come back Lacey, you never should have left us alone

Heard the sheriff shout “Kid if you both come out we might even take you alive”
The kid said “Nich, nich, you’re a son of a bitch” but he was bleeding heavily in the side
Lacey cried as her man lay dyin’, got a wound that may not mend
She screamed out loud to the angry crowd, “Come and get us if you can”

They still won’t say what happened, rumours are still goin’ ‘round
The guns let go like a thunder roar and the shack came tumblin’ down
          
                  Make way for the sinners Lord
                  The lady didn’t mean you no harm
                  Send her back on a better track
                  She should have stayed home on the farm