Songs About New Mexico: New Mexico Rain

written and performed by Michael Hearne (circa 1990’s)

Michael has experienced a successful 30 year career as a Triple AAA Americana/Country artist. He’s a member of the Nashville Songwriter’s Association International/BMI and a Triple AAA Americana/Country Swing/Songwriter.

above: Michael Hearne performing ‘New Mexico Rain’ with Shake Russell and band at the Old Town Spring Crawfish Festival, April 2007.

Lyrics

Well the smoke cuts the lights in this honky tonk bar
And I’m thinking where I’d rather be
Maybe chasing senoritas here in Old Mexico
Or standing on the edge of the sea
Well if I had the money I tell you honey
We’d be on that first plane to Spain
But as long as we’re here oh the answer is clear
We’ll waltz in the Mexico rain

(Mexico R-a-in) Lord it’s hot down in Texas
(Mexico R-a-in) yeah I call this my home
And if I ain’t happy here then I ain’t happy nowhere
Mexico rain when my mind starts to roam

The lights of the city keep calling my name
Yeah but I’ve been through that before
It’s just a giant hotel on a long four lane street
With the check out time on the door

Well if I had the money I tell you honey
We’d be on that New Delhi plane
But as long as we’re here Lord the answer is clear
We’ll waltz in the Mexico rain

I’ve been drinking all day with a man at the bar
He sure seems unhappy to me
He said he’s going nowhere and going there fast
He envies this life that I lead
Well if I had the money I tell you honey
I’d keep him from going insane
There’s one thing for sure Lord there ain’t no cure
Like a walk in the Mexico rain

Well if I ain’t happy here then I ain’t happy nowhere
Mexico rain when my mind starts to roam

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New Mexico Rain – Michael Hearne