1st Place | “Blood Texas Sky”

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1st Place
“Blood Texas Sky”
J.D. Budd
Aurora, Ontario

He rode south from Colorado
Three days in driving rain
Numb before he left there
Calmly washed away the pain

Taste of blood by Oklahoma
Sky is red now to the west
Start digging graves in Texas
In the hard ground where she rests

(Chorus 1)
She sings him to sleep in the dark
A sweet Spanish lullaby
Te amo my angel
No one loves you more than I
Say a prayer and remember
The heart holds what’s true
Love lasts forever
I know heaven through you

She only wore her auburn hair down
On days he came to call
The red room holds the memories
Of the soft way it would fall

There are men haunted by evil
Then there are truly evil men
They die with fear in their eyes
Never knowing love before the end

(Chorus 1)
She sings him to sleep in the dark
A sweet Spanish lullaby
Te amo my angel
No one loves you more than I
Say a prayer and remember
The heart holds what’s true
Love lasts forever
I know heaven through you

(Bridge)
Torn into tears and too weak to fight
She lay down in the desert that night
She won’t be alone; to her words he stayed true
Love lasts forever, I know heaven through you

(Chorus 2)
She sings him to sleep in the dark
A sweet Spanish lullaby
Te amo my angel
No one loves you more than I
May you lay now to rest
Watched by angels on high
May God grant you peace
Under a blood Texas sky

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