Peter Alsop

Music for Children and Adults

Sandrock Canyon

From the album Peter Alsop Buy Now

    A young man breaking the law to do something he thinks will please the young woman he's trying to impress.  Sometimes things don't work out the way we planned, eh?



Cho: I’ve been hiding up in Sandrock Canyon

No one’s caught me cause there’s no one there

It’s cold and lonely up in Sandrock Canyon

Stolen money can’t buy someone to care.


Words I hear I can’t believe she told me

When I met her at her door

She was clear, she didn’t want to hold me

She said she’d rather we were poor

Lord, I wish I’d known before!



Late at night the winds blow ’round me

I never knew I’d be so scared

The moon is bright, but no one’s found me

I must have caught them unprepared

I wanted her to know I cared!



Desperation drove me from my cover

I had to tell her why I ran

But in the dark she held another lover

Now I think I understand

How sandrock crumbles into sand


I hope they find me up in Sandrock Canyon

I can’t stop shakin’ in this cold night air

I been cryin’ up in Sandrock Canyon, cause

Stolen money can’t buy someone to care

No, stolen money can’t buy someone to care


Written by Peter Alsop, © 1975, Moose School Music (BMI)

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