The Stone Coyotes

Peace in the Valley

The Stone Coyotes
The Stone Coyotes


He looks so familiar

You’ve seen him around

He’s the one slouching in the doorway

Just before the walls come down


He acts a little shifty

He’s got that vacant stare

I don’t know why he seems to multiply

Now you find him everywhere


Here comes trouble climbing in your window

I’m in the alley – I got hit with a low blow

I don’t believe what they say on the radio

    (Who stole the gold at the end of the rainbow?)

Peace in the valley? I don’t think so


I went down to the seaside

Thought I’d go for a swim

Shadow on the boardwalk gave me quite a shock

I said, “Oh no, not him”

He was right behind me

I said, “This is all I need”

I thought I heard him mumble to himself

“I’ve got half a mind to make you bleed”


I turned on the TV

Uh-oh there’s another one

Just a crackpot thinkin’ he’s a hotshot

Beatin’ on the war drum


He likes to rattle his saber

I’d like to take it by force

Leave him out on the field of battle

Cryin’, “My kingdom for a horse”