Tell me why
I've got no money
Seems I'm always flat broke
Spent my life
Chasing gold mines
Worked my fingers to the bone
I'm so tired of hanging round
Get me out of this old town
Back so far and up so high
I won't ever touch the ground

It's goodbye lonesome angel
Gonna fly never coming down
The creek ran dry lonesome angel
You can look for me
Out where the sun goes down

Big ole-moon
I know you're up there
But I just can't see you tonight
Those dark black clouds
Are right behind me
I think they're looking for a fight
I'm a fool to have stayed this long
Point me out and I'll be gone
Back so far and up so high
Just a singing this sweet song

* Refrain