Kris Kristofferson - Stagger mountain tragedy lyrics
I was born on Stagger Mountain in the sunshine and the snow And leavin' was the first mistake I made But I hungred for the shadows in the valley down below And a girl who danced the tune the devil played. Her smile was like the blinding light of sunshine on the snow And the flashin' of her hair was blas as sin And her body set the smokes of hell to boildin' in my schull When the fiddle of the devil made her spin. Morning sun shines (sun shines) high on mountain Where the air is pure and cold But there's darkness in the shadows In the canyons of my soul. The lanter cast her shadow like a demon on the wall And the naked sweat was gleamin' on her skin Then the room was spinning closer as her clothes began to fall And the eagle started screaming in my brain. Then I saw the laughing dagger and I heard the devil scream And her bleadin' heart was beatin' in my hand Then the darkness flew away and I was standing by a tree With a hanging rope a dangling from a limb. Morning sun shines (sun shines) high on mountain Where the air is pure and cold But there's darkness in the shadows In the canyons of my soul...