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A man stood in the shadows his face was dripping sweat
He took a break from running but he wasn't done yet
Looked over his shoulder when he heard the barking hounds
Dug his feet into the earth and headed out of town

The town line's far away and
He won't sleep for days
Because he just slept with Annie and she's the sheriff's wife
Now the sheriff's men have got him running for his life

He should have known that girl was trouble but he wasn't thinking clear
When she put her hand onto his leg and filled his glass with beer
But a deputy did see them and tracked the sheriff down
Just had time to grab his clothes and high ball out of town

The town line's far away and
He won't sleep for days
And even if he makes it, there's nothing he can do
But hope and pray the sheriff there hasn't heard the news

A man stood in the shadows thinking about the past
About all the women he had known and living life too fast
But he heard a noise behind him, felt a gun against his head
Should have known the sheriff wouldn't rest till he was dead

The town line's far away and
He's six feet in the grave
He's lying there with Annie, who was the sheriff's wife
Till the sheriff and his men robbed them of their lives



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