Kris Kristofferson Lyrics

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

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Jimmy Webb

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Kari Holma

Sain poikimahalvauksen
Ne soitti eläinlääkärin
Ja pullon kalkkia tietenkin
Mutta mikään enää auttanut mua ei
Lauhaluoma minut Honkajoelle vei
Mä jouduin tislaamoon
ja tankkiin dieselin
Mä elän vieläkin
En suostu kuolemaan

Raider Joe

This one is for Orio Palmer, Batallion 7 Chief of FDNY.

I was a fire chief.
Into the Towers I did go.
And my fear I did not show,
We looked for survivors among the smoke and all the flames,
We refused to leave if someone still remained.
And there we stayed until the Towers fell to the ground.
But I am still around.

Rest in peace, Chief Palmer. You are remembered.

All comments from YouTube:


I played this song for a few friends. None of them liked it. Clearly, I need new friends.


Most definitely

Bailey Bahr

I'm your Huckleberry.

P Wilson

If you don't love this song you are empty inside. I'm thinking of asking for this song at my funeral. Just out of interest, this song was written by Jimmy Webb who also wrote the fantastic Witchita Lineman. He thought of the idea for the song whilst driving west through Washita County Oklahoma on OK-152 . If you Google Maps it, you can see the telephone poles that he probably drove past and saw the lineman sitting on top of one of them.


Same exact experience. It was over 10 years ago and I dont see them anymore.


They re dumb...sry bro

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Zay Creations

YouTube: “Damn my guy how many times are you going to watch this video ?”

Me: “I’ll always be around and around and around and around and around and around”

Damien Nugara

Feel ya cuz


@Niek Tammenga i have a device installed in my brain that constantly replays this song in my head all day. and when i sleep i dream the music video over and over.

USAF Dirt Boyz

@Kris Kristofferson I know your father....he sits down when he takes a piss just like a woman....tell him to never talk to me again when he sees me...if he does he will be met with extreme prejudice ..

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