The Saturday Night Special

He got a pocket full of empty,
Sat’day night special in his hand
A hand that shakes like it got fever
He got a soul as rough as sand

Took a trip down to the Valley
Found his girl with another man
He got a pocket full of empty
Sat’day night special in his hand

No one knows just how it happened
All the witnesses are dead
In the room just smoke and violence
All the walls were sprayed with red

He jacked a car across the country
Running mad dog ‘cross the land
He got a pocket full of empty
Sat’day night special in his hand

He got a half a dozen murders
Keeps them notched there in his belt
From ‘em all kept just one trophy
Keep it stashed up on the shelf

He got sold out by Jimmy Whispers
Ratted while he was asleep
He shoulda slept with one eye open
Ol’ Johnny law was on the creep

They finally got him all surrounded
Weren’t nowhere left for him to run
He charged the door his eyes a’blazing
Just one man with a little gun

They shot him dead, no guts, no glory
All they found from his last stand
Was a pocket full of empty
Sat’day night special in his hand

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The Saturday Night Special by 

A saturday night special is a cheap low calibre pistol, in this case use by a desperado.


murder, criminal, last stand, saturday night special


  • Teacup
    Teacupover 3 years ago

    Another WOW… am reminded of the old westerns I loved to watch as a kid… love the language and flow…x

  • Thanks TC :)

    – Wordslinger

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 3 years ago

    The repetition is very strong; another great piece of writing xoxo

  • Thanks again msdebbie ;)

    – Wordslinger

  • SimplyRed
    SimplyRedover 3 years ago

    great write that tells a tale enjoyed very much :)

  • Thanks Red :)

    – Wordslinger

  • Arcadia Tempest
    Arcadia Tempestover 3 years ago

    Brilliant poetical story telling!
    I can taste whiskey from reading this on the tip of my tongue…

  • Thanks A.T. glad you liked it :)

    – Wordslinger

  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    Another POWERFUL write. You should be writing stories or manuscripts. I taste both Dirty Harry and the Dirty Dozen. Peace and love be with you always, Lisa =) XO

  • Cheers Lisa, I have a few stories up my sleeve but generally don’t post them due to the length.

    – Wordslinger

  • Luisa Zajko
    Luisa Zajkoover 3 years ago

    You rock. Great style!

  • Why thank you. Much obliged.

    – Wordslinger

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