Arkansas Killing Time

Story Behind The Song

The song is loosely based on the murders of some out-of-state campers visiting Arkansas. I should point out: we rarely murder tourists to our fair state.

Song Description

Tongue-in-cheek, and yet menacing, this song is a bout a group of killers loose in Arkansas. The victim receives a polite explanation for the wherewithal behind the speaker's murderous urges. Without apologizing, the speaker acknowledges that he will get his come-uppence one day.

Song Length 2:59 Genre Country - Bluegrass

Lyrics

Fare thee well, for it?s Arkansas killing time,
And this time of year is a favorite of mine.
We?ll vanish like mist when it?s Arkansas killing time,
And life on the road suits us fine.

There?s bad men who gather to prey,
On travelers who?ve wandered astray,
And it?s lonely to be so far from home
When with strangers you?ve chosen to roam.

Fare thee well, for it?s Arkansas killing time,
I?m glad you and yours chose to travel with mine,
But my watch says it?s Arkansas killing time ?
It seems like yours have left you behind.

I love to be here in the fall,
In the hills where the coyote calls;
And you know that your tracks won?t be found,
For the leaves fall and cover the ground.

Fare thee well, for it?s Arkansas killing time;
I already feel like I?m getting? behind,
But my watch says it?s Arkansas killing time;
You can?t see the sun for the pines.

Fare thee well, for it?s Arkansas killing time,
And this time of year is a favorite of mine.
We?ll vanish like mist when it?s Arkansas killing time,
And life on the road suits us fine.

Take comfort in this guarantee:
One day they will catch up to me,
And you know that they?ll put me away
In a grave dug in Arkansas clay.

But for now it?s Arkansas killing time,
Now we?s drunk on power and wine,
Give a cheer for Arkansas killing time,
And put your Yankee hand in mine.

Lyrics Lester Raww Music Lester Raww
Producer Clay Hawkins and the Pine Box Boys Publisher Knights of the Green Shield Music (BMI)
Performance The Pine Box Boys Label Trash Fish Entertainment Corp.
This track is on 2 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
Matt M Sharp Music arkan-core 5/14/2013
Matt M Sharp Music My Top Songs 5/14/2013
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