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Corpus Christi (lyrics)

(Erin Jordan and The Whiskey Romance)
September, 2008
Erin Jordan
She stood on the porch wearing red boots
With the juice of some exotic fruit
Dripping down her chin - she invited them in
Just like the last time and the time before that

He was the meanest man in the town
Always pushing his guns around
One hand full of coins and one hand full of snakes
He slammed that door in a whiskey rage

And she put ruby on her lips
And she put honey in that dish
And this may very well be the last sunset
You'll see over Corpus Christi

She was never well mannered or well tempered, just well read
And she knew all the desert flowers and insects
A whiskey on ice with a little sweet surprise
You wanted a kiss, but you'll get a spider bite

And she put ruby on her lips
And she put honey in that dish
And this may very well be the last sunset
You'll see over Corpus Christi

It didn't take long for all those flies to get stuck
In all that gooey sweetness and bitter luck
A slumber that would never end
And they would never see those red lights again

The border's not to far to go
We'll cross it down to Mexico
And this may very well be the
Last sunset you'll see over Corpus Christi