El Paso

John Denver2004年11月4日

歌詞

El Paso - John Denver (約翰·丹佛)

Out in the West Texas town of El Paso

I fell in love with a Mexican girl

 

Nighttime would find me in Rosa's cantina

 

The music would play and Felina would whirl

 

Black as the night were the eyes of Felina

 

Wicked and evil while casting their spell

 

My love was deep for this Mexican maiden

 

I was in love but in vain I could tell

 

One night a wild young cowboy came in

As wild as the West Texas wind

 

Dashing and daring a drink he was sharing

With wicked Felina the girl that I loved

 

So in anger I challenged his right for the love of this maiden

 

Down went his hand to the gun that he wore

 

My challenge was answered in less than a heartbeat

 

The handsome young stranger lay dead on the floor

Just for a moment I stood there in silence

 

Shocked by the foul evil deed I had done

 

Many thoughts raced through my mind as I stood there

I had but one chance and that was to run

Out through the back door of Rosa's I ran

Out where the horses were tied

 

I found a good one it looked like it could run

Upon his back and away I did ride just as fast as I could

From the West Texas town of El Paso

Out to the badlands of New Mexico

 

Back in El Paso my life would be worthless

Everything's gone in life nothing is left

 

But it's been so long since I've seen my young maiden

 

My love is stronger than my fear of death

 

I saddled up and away I did go

 

Riding alone in the dark

 

Maybe tomorrow a bullet will find me

 

Tonight nothing's worse than this pain in my heart

 

And at last here I am on a hill overlooking El Paso

 

I can see Rosa's cantina below

 

My love is strong and it pushes me onward

Down off the hill to Felina I go

 

Off to my right I see five mounted cowboys

Off to my left ride a dozen or more

 

Shouting and shooting I can't let them catch me

 

I have to make it to Rosa's back door

 

Something is dreadfully wrong for I feel

 

A deep burning pain in my side

 

Though I am trying to stay in this saddle

 

I'm growing weary unable to ride

 

But my love for Felina is strong though I rise where I've fallen

Though I am weary I can't stop to rest

 

I see the white puff of smoke from the rifle

I feel the bullet go deep in my chest

 

From out of nowhere Felina has found me

 

Kissing my cheek as she kneels by my side

 

Cradled by two loving arms that I'll die for

 

One little kiss and Felina goodbye

 

***歌詞來自第三方***