|Long Lovin' Arms Of The Law, The|
|by C. Carson Parks|
The badge is not to blame for what was done.
Not enough to ever make you run.
No matter where you go, you won’t be far
From these Long Lovin’ Arms Of The Law.
Verse # 1:
Night patrol is loneliest of all
“Hold-up is in progress”, came the call
The beat of running feet and the thunder of a gun,
How was I to know he was the one? (But)
Verse # 2
Lights were flashing, everything was red.
On the ground, a man was lying dead.
Now a cruel twist of fate is tearing up my life
I killed the only brother of my wife. (But)
Verse # 3:
Well, that’s my job, and I can’t change my ways.
Whenever rules are broken, someone pays.
And in the darkness, fortune draws the line,
And the body on the sidewalk could be mine. (But)
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