HOT NIGHT ON THE PRAIRIE
Nights out here this year have been terrible hot,
Kinda’ like hell,
But without havin’ to put up with all the deceased family members.
Tonight is one of those nights when
You wished you only had one leg
So’s it wouldn’t have to lay up against the other one.
You almost hate to try to go to sleep
Cause when you close your eyes
It makes your eyeballs sweat.
The humidity is truly hangin’ heavy in the air,
Makes your clothes heavy.
Hell it makes everything heavy.
Even Willie’s singin’ seems to be about a half a tone low
By the time the sound gets to me.
That coyote has developed a sinus cough,
Kinda’ gurgles when he howls.
Why even the cattle have been beggin’ us to skin ‘em
So they can get some relief
From them fur coats.
The only thing that keeps me a goin’ through the night
Is that I know it will be day break soon
And even though we’ll have to face the full force of that sun
It gives me a certain kinda’ relief to know
I can bitch and cuss out loud
Without wakin’ anybody up.