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)
On Peter Alsop – www.peteralsop.com