Posted by Nick at 5:55 PM
A song written by the one and only Billy Joe Shaver, who lost his wife, his mother and his son in a short period of time. His wife never heard the song, and his son (who plays guitar on this track) died before the track was released. Drug overdose. Billy Joe is on record as saying he wanted to kill the dealer who sold his son the drugs, but after a while he realised that the desire for revenge was killing him. As Jon Courson has said, that desire, the need to kill someone, can be like drinking a bottle of poison, and hoping some other guy will die.
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