Pearl Snap Heartache

I saw him standing there

Watching the dance floor

Propped against the bar

Sippin’ whiskey

Long legs, boots, and hat

Too many times I’ve fallen

For a man like that

Cool, and crisp, and lean

Hands rough and calloused

From workin’ cows or

Runnin’ a heavy machine

My heart has a weakness

For that look

It will fall in a minute

Regardless of the risk

But my mind knows better

Knows the pleasure

Is never worth the hurt

Tells my heart to be careful

He’s just another heartache

In a pearl snap shirt

E.A. Fussell


Broken Spoke



And away we go

Texas two steppin’

At the Broken Spoke

It’s an old fashioned dance hall

Where manners abound

Old fashioned music

Where they’re serious

About two steppin’

They’re not messin’ around

If you love to dance

And you’re in Austin, Texas

Put on your boots

Put on your Stetson

Head over to the Broken Spoke

You can even take a lesson

Then grab a dance partner

And meet some really nice folks

Don’t worry ladies

There’s plenty of dance partners

In a variety of ages

E.A. Fussell