Glenn Frey - The Allnighter - Smuggler's Blues Lyrics

Smuggler's Blues (see also video page)
written: G. Frey and J. Tempchin
synthesizer, electric and slide guitars: G. Frey
Solo Audio Download: Del Mar Fair 1985
Eagles Video Download: Pittsburgh 1994

There's trouble on the streets tonight, I can feel it in my bones
I had a premonition that he should not go alone
I knew the gun was loaded, but I didn't think it’d kill
Then everything exploded and the blood began to spill

So baby, here's your ticket, put the suitcase in your hand
Here's a little money now, do it just the way we planned
You be cool for twenty hours and I'll pay you twenty grand

I'm sorry it went down like this
But someone had to lose
It's the nature of the business
It's the smuggler's blues
Smuggler's blues  

The sailors and pilots, the soldiers and the law
The pay-offs and the rip-offs, and the things nobody saw
No matter if it's heroin, cocaine, or hash
You've got to carry weapons 'cause you always carry cash
There's lots of shady characters, lots of dirty deals
Every name's an alias in case somebody squeals
It's the lure of easy money; it's got a very strong appeal

Perhaps you'd understand it better
Standin' in my shoes
It's the ultimate enticement
It's the smuggler's blues
Smuggler's blues

You see it in the headlines, you hear it every day
They say they're gonna stop it but it doesn't go away
They move it through Miami and sell it in L.A.
They hide it up in Telluride, I mean it's here to stay
It's propping up the governments in Colombia and Peru
You ask any DEA man, he'll say, "There's nothin' we can do"
From the office of the President, right down to me and you
Me and you

It's a losing proposition
But one you can't refuse
It's the politics of contraband
It's the smuggler's blues
Smuggler's blues
Mmm... mmmhmmm....
Woah, woah
Oh, woah
Yow! Yow!


Glenn Frey Solo Discography :: The Allnighter