Colorado Cool-Aid

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Johnny Paycheck was the stage name of Donald Eugene Lytle (May 31, 1938 – February 19, 2003), a country music singer and Grand Ole Opry member most famous for recording the David Allan Coe song "Take This Job and Shove It". He achieved his greatest success in the 1970s as a major force in country music's "Outlaw Movement" popularized by artists such as David Allan Coe, Waylon Jennings, Willie Nelson, Billy Joe Shaver and Merle Haggard. In the 1980s, his music career suffered from his problems with drugs, alcohol, and legal difficulties. He served a prison sentence in the early 1990s but his declining health effectively ended his career in early 2000. more »

Well, I was sittin' in this beer joint down in Houston, Texas 
Was drinkin' Colorado Cool-Aid and talkin' to some Mexicans 
An' we was, what's that you say?
What's Colorado Cool-Aid?

Well, it's a can of Coors brewed from a mountain stream
It'll set you head on fire an' make your kidneys scream
Oh, it sure is fine
Yeah, we was havin' ourselves one of them real good times 

But you know every beer joint that you've ever been in
Some big, mean drunk who just ain't got no friend 
Sure enough, he wants to fight 
Yeah, he's gonna whip everything in sight 

Well, he took him a big cold swallow of beer
And he walked over and spit in my Mexican friends ear
And sure enough that made my buddy real mad
That's somethin' like he ain't never had

Well, Sir, he pulled out a big, long switch blade knife  Quick as a whistle he began to slice 
That big mean drunk stood back, his face full of tears 
Lookin' down at the floor, an' one of his ears

Ha, he cut that thing off even with the sideburns 
You might say the little Mexican fella, he just didn't give a darn
But he was a gentleman about it
An' bent over and with a half way grin
 Picked it up and handed it back to him

He said, "Now big man, you get the urge to spit a little beer
"Just open up your hand there and spit it in your own ear
Won't be no trouble that way", that's what I heard him say

And I said, "Barmaid, set us up a round of that Colorado Cool-Aid
 While you're up there, bring this big fella here, a box of Bandaids"

Now let me tell you if you're ever ridin' down in south of Texas 
And decide to stop an' drink some Colorado Cool-Aid
An' maybe talk to some Mexicans 
An' you get the urge to get a little tough
 Better make damn sure you got your knife proof ear-muff

Hey, ain't that right, big man? I said ain't that right big man?
Ah, hell he can't hear, not on this side anyway, he ain't got no ear

Hey barmaid, bring us all a big, tall glass of that Colorado Cool-Aid
How about it?
How you doin', big man? Still got your ear there in your hand?

Written by: PHIL S. THOMAS

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