Down in Piedras Negras you gotta watch yourself There's a whole lotta hungry people lookin to share some wealth And when the oilfield's busted and the peso takes a dive Stay off the side streets if you wanna come back alive Yo no busca nada I'm just standin here Mindin my own business, gonna get back outta here Back to the safe side Back to the safe side And at the base of the barstool there's a drain in the floor You better not go in there, if you don't know what that's for It's no place to take your lady, she'll get the evil eye Sizin up their prospects, sharpin up their knives No me gusta nada, yo no queiro ver Once I get across this river, never gonna go back there Stayin on the safe side Stayin on the safe side Yo no fuma mota yo no quiero ver Once I getacross this river, never gonna go back there Up in San Antonio all the pretty people know They better stay off of the west side where the black tar flows They hide in their sheltered enclaves up around Olmos Park They got their own policeman so they can stay out way past dark Back down in Piedras Negras, the children play with dirt We keep our pistols loaded so we don't get hurt No importa a nadie, it's always been that way Never gonna get no different, long as we got our say Stay on the safe side Stay on the safe side No me gusta nada, it's always been that way Never gonna get no different long as we got our way Stay on the safe side Stay on the safe side Stay on the safe side Stay on the safe side
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