Chris Mortensen

Chris Mortensen

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Country - General | Paradise, Utah, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,887   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

This song is about a fictional outlaw from the late 1800's. The message of the song is that crime doesn't pay, and the lifestyle is very lonely.


1st Verse

The midnight moon is risin', the desert air is still
Over on the horizon, the possee tops the hill
They try to catch the outlaw, but he just gives 'em the slip
He leaves no trail to follow, and a Colt's strapped to his hip

2nd Verse

He left his woman cryin', left her standin' there behind
When you're twenty eight and tryin' just to live to twenty nine
There's no one to believe you, and you can't change a thing
An outlaw's kind of freedom is just an outlaw's dream


Oooh, what you gonna do, ohh, where you gonna go
There's no one who can help you, you're not really what you seem
An outlaw's kind of freedom is just an outlaw's dream

3rd Verse

You run the race just to stay alive, it's a race that you can't win
When you're starin' down the barrel of a .45, the odds get mighty thin
Runnin' out of time and losin' every hope, and you can't change a thing
Keep your neck out of the hangman's rope, it'sjust an outlaw's dream

repeat chorus

Song Length
Country - Rock, Country - General
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal

Subject Matter
Similar Artists
The Eagles, Clint Black
1800 - 1899

Lyric Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Music Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Publisher Credits South Canyon Music
Performance Credits Chris W. Mortensen, Joe Sorenson
Label Credits Chris W. Mortensen