Billy And Bonnie - Steve Earle

    Billy was 17 and mean as hell
    Bonnie said she was 30, it was hard to tell
    Billy met Bonnie on a Saturday night
    At the dirt track races, it was love at first sight
    Bonnie was wilder than the west wind blows
    Taught Billy every single thing he knows
    But she never told billy what she left out
    The part about the trouble when your times runs out

    When the thrill is gone, when your deal goes south
    It's all over when your time runs out

    Bonnie said, "Billy, don't you think it's time
    We moved on a little further down the line"
    So they knocked off a Texaco south of town
    Blew down the highway with the ragtop down
    Billy woke Bonnie up about first light
    Said, "You drive honey, I've been up all night"
    Now Billy wasn't sweatin' no APB
    ‘Cause they didn't leave a single soul alive to see

    The boy was just 16, made his mama proud
    That don't mean nothin' when your time runs out

    Bonnie kept pushin' that Cadillac
    Billy passed out with the seat reared back
    Slept through Louisiana, then just past dark
    Bonnie pulled over in a roadside park
    Left Billy sleeping and she called the cops
    He never knew nothin' when the dime was dropped
    Bonnie knew what she had to do
    She called the sheriff and she cried on cue

    And the state police rousted Billy out
    He was dreaming about Bonnie when his time ran out

    The sheriff told Billy, "Boy, you're bound to die
    ‘Cause this young lady's gonna testify
    That you done took her off against her will
    And she told us about the robbery and the boy you killed"
    The judge said, "Billy, what you got to say
    Before I have the sheriff carry you away"
    Billy looked Bonnie right in the eye
    But he didn't even have to ask her why
    But he turned around as they led him out

    He said, "I'll see you down in hell when your time runs out"


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