The Change

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Word and music by Greg Ryder

Lyrics

- As he faced him down, Just a five pace range He just had to smile, It always was so strange He felt the change, He sensed the change He traced the smile On the gunman's face And he thought of his Ma, And his wife's white lace And he wished that he had Stayed home that day The lawman was set in his mind The gunman looked, But he could not find No in between, No chance of resolve He drew his gun, Problem solved It was too late to change the scene He believed in fate, But he'd never planned To meet up with a willing man. And as he lay in the dust that day And he heard the cries, And the Preacher pray As the darkness came, He felt the change The lawman was set in his mind The gunman looked, But he could not find No in between, No chance of resolve He drew his gun, Problem solved And he rembered words his mother said Look before you jump over the fence His wife reminded him each day Don't let your pride show you the way Too late, shook hands with fate. He never saw the gunman draw And he never heard the shot explode Blind and deaf thinkin' he was right And he disappeared With his world that night As he drifted away, He just had to cry His futile life, In his mind flashed by It hadn't been the plan To face a willing man As the darkness came He felt the change

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