The Stone Coyotes

Ain't Nobody Home

The Stone Coyotes
The Stone Coyotes


Right around December
When the hard winds blow
I think of the stranger
Drifted in with the snow
He didn’t stay long
But when he looked my way
Sent a cold chill through me
I can feel today

He said, “I’m a wanderer, I’m a soul-less soul
I’m a rolling stone
Look in my eyes
Ain’t nobody home”

“I could blame it on my Daddy
Left me when I was three
Or say it was my Mama
But it’s really just me
In my lifetime
I’ve been tempted to kill
I haven’t yet
But I probably will”

He died at the hands
Of a sheriff I know
Said, “We had to take him down
Shot a kid in Laredo
Now killers and dead men
I’ve seen plenty of those
But his eyes were open
And I wish they’d been closed”