Country Music/Kenny Roger's song

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aManOnaJourney wrote at 2010-02-18 08:54:49
The song by Kenny Rogers that Shannon is asking about is "Harder Cards" on Kenny's "Back To The Well" album from 2003. Kenny had been singing the song in concert for a few awhile before it made on an album (which may explain why you mentioned the 90s).



"Well, a hammer fell down on a .44 Primer

And that was one less problem in South Carolina tonight

Wrong or right



She just looked to me as she finished her tale

The blank expression went another pale shade of gray

There was nothing to say



In the shadows of her face I saw the scars

That you get when you live where love is hard

And she said



Don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat

Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile in my bare feet

There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play



Well, I put the cuffs on her and sat her in the car

Walked inside, he was layin' on the floor stone dead

Been shot in the head



There were whiskey bottles and dope by the chair

A starving baby with nothing to wear but tears

So the picture was clear



He had finally pushed her way across the line

And the badge I wore was losing all its shine

And she said



Don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat

Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile in my bare feet

There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play



I just stood there thinkin' how justice is blind

But after thirty five years you learn to read the signs

So I made up my mind



I took the cuffs of her and I walked her back in

Wiped the gun off and wrapped it in his right hand

Where it should've been



And the morning paper read in black and white

It's just another senseless case of suicide

Suicide



Oh, but don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat

Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile along my beat

There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play



Well, a hammer fell down on a .44 Primer

And that was one less problem in South Carolina tonight"


Jinky wrote at 2012-11-05 22:17:32
Think this is the song you mean





Well, a hammer fell down on a .44 primer

And that was one less problem in South Carolina tonight

Wrong or right.



She just looked to me as she finished her tale

The blank expression went another pale shade of gray

There was nothing to say.



In the shadows of her face I saw the scars

That you get when you live where love is hard

And she said,



"Don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat."

"Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile in my bare feet."

"There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play."



Well, I put the cuffs on her and sat her in the car

Walked inside, he was layin' on the floor stone dead

Been shot in the head.



There were whiskey bottles and dope by the chair

A starving baby with nothing to wear but tears

So the picture was clear.



He had finally pushed her way across the line

And the badge I wore was losing all its shine

And she said,



"Don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat."

"Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile in my bare feet."

"There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play."



I just stood there thinkin' how justice is blind

But after thirty five years you learn to read the signs

So I made up my mind.



I took the cuffs oof her and I walked her back in

Wiped the gun off and wrapped it in his right hand

Where it should've been.



And the morning paper read in black and white

It's just another senseless case of suicide

Suicide.



Oh, but don't you sit and judge me from some high and mighty seat

Don't you shrug it off until you've walked a mile along my beat

There are people that you pass by every day

With harder cards than yours in life to play.



Well, a hammer fell down on a .44 Primer

And that was one less problem in South Carolina tonight..


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