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Shades Of Gray  Cry Cry Cry

[C#m]We made Oklahoma a [E]little after three
[B]Randy his brother Bob in my old [C#m]GMC
We had some moonshine whiskey
Some of [E]Bob's homegrown
We were [B]so messed up we didn't know if we were drunk or [C#m]stoned
[C#m]Randy was a sad sack [E]tall kinda frail
Bob was a [B]ravin' maniac, crazier than [C#m]hell
They'd been kicked outta high school [E]several years ago
For  [B]kickin' over porta-cans at the 4H [C#m]rodeo
[C#m]Since then they done their little dance [E]right outside the law
Popped  [B]twice in Oklahoma and once in Arkan[C#m]sas
And I [C#m]don't know what possessed me to [E]want to tag along
Cause  [B]I was raised a Christian and I knew right from [C#m]wrong
[A]Right or wrong black or  [E]white
[B]Cross the line you're gonna [C#m]pay
[E]In the [B]dawn before the [C#m]light
[A]Live or [B]die by shades of [C#m]gray
[C#m]We stole two charolais heifers
From [E]Randy's sweetheart's pa
And [B]sold them at the livestock sales outside of [C#m]Wichita
[C#m]We got nine hundred dollars and [E]never did suspect
The [B]world of hurt we'd be in once we cashed that [C#m]check
Next day we heard the story on the [E]local radio
And [B]made our plans that very night to go to [C#m]Mexico
And I swear we would've made it if it [E]wasn't for the shine
I got [B]sick about the time we crossed that Kansas [C#m]line
[A]Right or wrong black or  [E]white
[B]Cross the line you're gonna [C#m]pay
[E]In the [B]dawn before the [C#m]light
[A]Live or [B]die by shades of [C#m]gray
SOLO
     [C#m]I was lying in the bar ditch [E]praying I would die
When a [B]light came on above us
And a voice called from the [C#m]sky
A half dozen unmarked cards came [E]screeching to a halt
They grabbed [B]Bob he started screaming that it was my [C#m]fault
There were men and dogs and [E]helicopters flying all around
They had the [B]brothers on the pickup hood
And me on the [C#m]ground
Then Bob flew all to pieces but [E]Randy he held tight
When a [B]black man in a suit and tie stepped into the [C#m]light
He told his men to turn us loose
And [E]they put down their guns
He said [B]these are just some sorry kids
They ain't the o[C#m]nes
[A]Right or wrong black or  [E]white
[B]Cross the line you're gonna [C#m]pay
[E]In the [B]dawn before the [C#m]light
[A]Live or [B]die by shades of [C#m]gray
[C#m]They left us by the roadside [E]downhearted and alone
Randy [B]got behind the wheel said boys I'm going [C#m]home
So we turned round and faced our fate [E]hung over but alive
On that [B]morning Oklahoma late April nintry [C#m]five
From Cry Cry Cry
Razor & Tie Records 1998
Keen Edge Music (BMI)

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