El Paso City

Marty Robbins


EL PASO CITY Words and music by Marty Robbins
From thirty thousand feet above The desert floor, I see it there below A city with a legend The west Texas city of El Paso Where long ago I heard a song About a Texas cowboy and a girl And a little place called Rosa's Where he used to go and watch this beauty whirl.
I don't recall who sang the song But I recall the story that I heard And as I look down on the city I remember each and ev'ry word The singer sang about a jealous cowboy And the way he used his gun To kill another cowboy Then he had to leave El Paso on the run.
El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e The cowboy lived and rode away But love was strong he couldn't stay He rode back just to die in that El Paso sand El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e I try not to let you cross my mind But still I find there's just a mystery
In the song that I don't understand.
My mind is down there somewhere As I fly above the badlands of New Mexico I can't explain why I should know The very trail he rode back to El Paso Can it be that man can disappear >From life and live another time And does the mystery deepen 'cause you think That you yourself lived in that other time.
Somewhere in my deepest thoughts Familar scenes and memories unfold These wild and unexplained emotions That I've had so long but I have never told Like every time I fly up thru the heavens And I see you there below I get the feeling sometime In another world I lived in El Paso.
El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e Could it be that I could be The cowboy in this mystery That died there in that desert sand so long ago El Paso Cit-y, by the Rio Grand-e A voice tells me to go and see Another voice keeps tellin' me Maybe death awaits me in El Paso.
El Paso Cit-y.

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