Willie

 

Good ole Willie sees with eyes that know so well

that pain and joy go hand in hand.  

The road to heaven often leads you straight through hell.

It isn't hard to understand: it's like this whole thing's been planned. 

 

Willie knows the kind of nights we've all been through,

Willie knows the kind of love that's really true,

And, yes, he knows the crazy things that lovers do.

I guess that's 'cause ole Willie's crazy, too.

 

My friend Willie sings of good times and the bad

with cowboy charm and country grace.  

He'll laugh and say this life's the best he's ever had  

as weathered lines begin to trace, the map of Texas on his face 

 

Willie knows the kind of nights we've all been through,

Willie knows the kind of love that's really true,

And, yes, he knows the crazy things that lovers do.

I guess that's 'cause ole Willie's crazy, too.

 

My friend Willie sings of good times and the bad

with cowboy charm and country grace.  

He'll laugh and say this life's the best he's ever had  

as weathered lines begin to trace, the map of Texas on his face 

John Alan Connerley