Lyrics and Stories

Todd Johnson & The Revolvers

Man With No Name

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Story

This song is written about a character in a movie called High Plains Drifter. It's a pretty dark western, and the song is written about Clint Eastwood's character, who is nameless. I wanted to write about it because the only point of his character was to expose the flaws and underbelly of this town that thought very highly of themselves. I wanted the ending of the song to give the same feeling as the ending of the movie: he rides off into the desert heat, disappearing forever.

-Todd

Lyrics

Don't tell your lies to me now baby, I'm just a heartache
Don't tell your lies to me now honey, I've already walked away
There's a hole in my chest where my heart should be, I think that it's best you forget about me
You want me to save you better give me what you got, I'll tell you right now it ain't a lot

I'll paint this town red and welcome you to Hell
Preacher here's got no salvation left to sell
Think you're burning clean by the faith you seem to claim
If anyone asks you why you ran, say THE MAN WITH NO NAME

THE MAN WITH NO NAME

A ghostly man from the desert heat yeah, I bet you can't even see
They say the dead can't rest in unmarked graves, tell me do you think it's me?
I'm a man that people fear, even through that I have to endear
Because people fear what they fear in themselves, even when they cry for help

Shot from the glass, shot from the gun
Shot that can't be beat
I am the ghost of a man done gone
Like the desert heat...I'm gone...I'm gone