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You Better Not Kill in Texas -Back Catalog Song of the Day

Since Texas is on all our minds, I thought I would dredge up this little ditty. The song, written almost 20 years ago, was about Texas being by far the state with the highest number of executions since 1976. And it still is number 1! The wonderful gravely voice you hear on harmony is non other than the legendary Steve Earle. I feel another song coming


If you're upset at your loved ones

Or you're just mad at mankind

Or you just need some money

Of great horned one gave you would sign

Well, you can go to Ohio

Certainly go to Brentwood

But do yourself a favor

Don't end up in Fort Worth

You Better not kill in Texas

Whatever you do

Better not kill in the Lone Star State

They just love to kill you

Even if you had a bad childhood

And your daddy messed with you at night

Even if you're real sorry

Even if you're pretty or white

Even if you say you love Jesus

Or the doctor said you're real sick

Well you can get off in Colorado

But they'll fry your ass in Lubbock

Better not kill in Texas

Whatever you do

Better not kill in the Lone Star State

They just love to kill you