There's a pale horse comin
And I'm gonna ride it
I'll rise in the mornin
With my fate beside it

I'm a dead man walkin
I'm a dead man walkin

In Saint James Parish
I was born and Christened
How I got my story
Mister, there ain't no need for you to listen

It's just a dead man talkin

Bridge: I had a job, I had a girl
But between our dreams and actions lie this world

In the deep forest
Their blood and tears rushed over me
All I could feel was the drugs and shotgun
And my fear up inside me

Like a dead man talkin

Bridge: Neath the summer sky my eyes went black
Sister, I won't ask for forgiveness, my sins are all I have

Now the clouds above my prison
Move slowly cross the sky
There's a new day comin
And my dreams are full tonight.