Tom Russell No Telling Lyrics

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He came in to the ballroom, just a crazy old man
And his eyes seemed to glaze in the light
He was just some old cowboy, to judge by his rags
He'd rode in from the cold of the night
The whole room was dancing, they paid him no mind
As he slipped to the bar and said, "Would you please be so kind."
And the music kept ringing in the back of his mind
There's no telling what a love song can do

Well, the queen of the ballroom sang her favourite song
And he stood there with his glass in his hand
He was weary of living the days of his life
And tonight was the last he could stand
He shut out the future, he shut out the past
And even the present was closing down fast
As the queen of the ballroom said, "We'll make this the last."
There's no telling what a love song can do

She started to sing for the very last time
And he stood there, trembled all alone
And the pain he'd been holding inside for so long
Just fell from his heart and was gone
It was only a love song, simple and clear
And he bowed as it shook him with every last tear
And he cried from relief and he cried half from fear
There's no telling what a love song will do

Oh, the queen of the ballroom still glitters and shines
Each night at the Old Time Parade
And maybe it's something they put in the wine
But her beauty refuses to fade
"I think she got married to a stranger", they say
"Just a crazy old cowboy who rode in one day."
And the whole town still dances and the music still plays
There's no telling what a love song can do

And the whole town is dancing and the music still plays
There's no telling what a love song can do

Indians Cowboys Horses Dogs Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Tonight We Ride
  • 2 Seven Curses
  • 3 El Paso
  • 4 All This Way for the Short Ride
  • 5 Bucking Horse Moon
  • 6 Lily, Rosemary and the Jack of Hearts
  • 7 No Telling
  • 8 Bacon Rind, Chief Seattle, The Ballad of Ira Hayes
  • 9 Old Blue
  • 10 East Texas Red
  • 11 The Ballad of Edward Abbey
  • 12 Little Blue Horse
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