The Green Pajamas

Isabelle Blue

The stain on your carpet, the red on your shoes Donít mean nothing to someone with nothing to lose They were there in the desert like the ranger who died Thinking maybe heíd make it to the other side While the wind it was barking and the night falling hard I parked my pony in your other boyís yard And the gunfire like thunder and the blood flowing like booze Oh Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues Oh Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues The black men and white men all stood in a row While you brought down your victim in one deadly blow You outsmarted the rain and the daylight so odd Outsmarted his horse and outsmarted his god And the bells started clanging and the bats started winging On Cemetery Hill the beast started singing There was furry in my gut and a hole in my chest Oh, and Isabelle, Isabelle, I loved you the best Oh, Isabelle, Isabelle, I loved you the best In the typhoon white dragons appeared in my eye And your yellowing sister, green goats in the sky I grabbed for my rifle though I knew at the time I was going down hard for another manís crime Like the ranger you murdered in your garter and heels There are worse punishment and dirtier deals But the deal I dealt had just one wild deuce Oh, Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues When my brain come back to me on a wild poppy pie She was whistling an air so pure and so high And the stain on your carpet and the red on your shoes Donít mean nothing to no one with nothing to lose Oh, Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues Isabelle, Isabelle, you give me the blues _____________________ by Jeff Kelly (c) 2011 St. Brigid Publishing BMI