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Chris Rea – Texas lyrics

Warm winds blowin'
Heat 'n' blue sky
And a road that goes

Been thinkin' 'bout it lately
Been watchin' some TV
Been lookin' all around me
and what has come to be
Been talkin' to my neighbor
And he agrees with me...
It's all gone crazy

Well, my wife returns from takin'
My little girl to school, she got
Beads of perspiration
As she tries to keep her cool
She says "Unless it don't get no better,
there's gonna come a day,
someone's gonna get killed out there"
And I turn to her and say, "Texas"
She says "What?"
"They got big long roads out there".

Warm winds blowin'
Heat 'n' blue sky
And a road that goes
I'm goin' to Texas. (one,two,three)...

We gotta get outta here
We gotta get outta here

Well I got a little brother
Several meters high
Yeah, he's built just like a quarterback
And he swears he'll testify.
He says he's been to Texas
And that's the only place to be
Big stakes, big cars, no trouble here
That's the place for me
I'm going to Texas (yeah, yeah)
I'm going to Texas (yeah, yeah)
I'm going to Texas

Watch me walkin'
Watch me walkin'
Watch me walkin'

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  • id_360049
    Antigone A. Freimann
    I was born in Texas (Parkland Hospital in Dallas, as a matter of fact) and spent the majority of my 40+ years living there. This song resonates with me on a visceral level, both for that reason as well as the beauty of the music and lyrics themselves. In Texas, you can literally drive for twelve hours straight and not leave the state! It's immense, and once you get outside of the massive metropolitan areas, it looks and feels untouched by the modern world; farms and pastures, frozen in time, with carefree lazy cows and sky as far as the eye can see.
    Folks love God, their guns, their country, and most of all, their home state.

    Now, regarding the song: everyone wants to escape their own reality and lives sometimes. And escaping to a vast, beautiful land like Texas really fits the bill for some. Maybe some of it's "the grass is always greener" effect; daydreaming of a better place, far away.
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