Dead in El Paso

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Static in the air
trouble on the road
Las Cruzes in the rear view mirror
Tommy two snake driving close
If I don't cross the border lord
I'll be dead in El Paso

Well Tom he was hustler
From Memphis Tennessee
One day he looked the other way
And I took all I could steal
Lord he's driving closer now
That weapon pointing at my door
I was on the road to Mexico
Now I'm dead in El Paso

Now I ride a pale horse
My horse is a black 442
See me snaking round the bend
Down old highway 62
Forever here I shake my bones
Cause I'm dead in El Paso


from King Snake Motor Blues, released November 12, 2014



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Josh Pastor Santa Cruz, California

Formerly the frontman of various hard rock and rockabilly projects, Josh Pastor’s current style is an evocative mix of hoodoo swamp blues and psychedelic rock. His latest release, King Snake Motor Blues, combines smoldering, seething hoodoo blues with poetic lyricism to create an ethereal and transportive vibe. ... more

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