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Highwayman (a song by Willie Nelson about Reincarnation?)

Jul 6, 2006

I was a highwayman. Along the coach roads I did ride
With sword and pistol by my side
Many a young maid lost her baubles to my trade
Many a soldier shed his lifeblood on my blade
The bastards hung me in the spring of twenty-five
But I am still alive.

I was a sailor. I was born upon the tide
And with the sea I did abide.
I sailed a schooner round the Horn to Mexico
I went aloft and furled the mainsail in a blow
And when the yards broke off they said that I got killed
But I am living still.

I was a dam builder across the river deep and wide
Where steel and water did collide
A place called Boulder on the wild Colorado
I slipped and fell into the wet concrete below
They buried me in that great tomb that knows no sound
But I am still around..I’ll always be around..and around and around and
around and around

I fly a starship across the Universe divide
And when I reach the other side
I’ll find a place to rest my spirit if I can
Perhaps I may become a highwayman again
Or I may simply be a single drop of rain
But I will remain
And I’ll be back again, and again and again and again and again..


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5 thoughts on “Highwayman (a song by Willie Nelson about Reincarnation?)”
  1. Yes!!! It was quite a shocker for one who doesn’t listen to Country to come across a song that can only be about reincarnation and sung by a popular artist.

    It was soo cool. The first time I heard it, I caught just a bit of it and then turned it up to hear the rest…


    How cool!!

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