LYRICS

No Name

From the album Sidelong

Written by Sarah Shook
© 2015 Sarah Shook & the Disarmers Publishing (ASCAP)

Many moons ago before the west was won
And the law was just the youngest man with the fastest gun
I was the tyrant of the desert the sultan of the plains
With a golden palomino for the golden suzerain

I didn’t ride with Shotgun Betty, didn’t ride with Jesse James
I didn’t ride with wanted outlaws, didn’t ride with outlaw gangs
You’ll never find my name though you may look
For my name is only found in the Devil’s book

I leave a wake of death behind me a thousand miles wide
A thousand rivers of blood and tears the dying cried
I remember every plea for mercy begged in vain
I am the great separator and the instrument of pain

I didn’t ride with Shotgun Betty, didn’t ride with Jesse James
I didn’t ride with wanted outlaws, didn’t ride with outlaw gangs
You’ll never find my name though you may look
For my name is only found in the Devil’s book

I was the tyrant of the desert the sultan of the plains
With a golden palomino for the golden suzerain
I’ve killed more living souls than the Devil can claim
And I’ll kill a thousand more because I have no name

I didn’t ride with Shotgun Betty, didn’t ride with Jesse James
I didn’t ride with wanted outlaws, didn’t ride with outlaw gangs
You’ll never find my name though you may look
For my name is only found in the Devil’s book

You’ll never find my name
You’ll never find my name
You’ll never find my name
For my name is only found in the Devil’s book