The Devil's Elbow

from the book set "When Everyone Wore Hats"

2002 Zoom Daddy Music
Words and Music by Terry Scott Taylor
There by the Sumac and the thicket of the evergreens
Carved our names next to the others in Pacific City beams
We passed the faded billboards and all those tumbleweed dreams
Now it's on the Devil's Elbow

Had a sizzilin Tbone, vegetable and fries
and a Roquefort side-salad for a buck twenty five
We can fill our bellies, watch the river rise
Down at the Devil's Elbow

And Dotty the waitress says "When we quit,
We'll lock the doors and that'll be it
No more chicken in a basket or chili supper benefits
In and out of the Devil's Elbow

Well lumberjacks gave it it's infamous name
TThe Big Piney River has the bend to blame
And the log jams are the only claim to fame
There at the Devil's Elbow

And it's a threat to the old folks and it's death to youth
Jammed up so bad you won't get loose
Your only escape is if you know the truth
When you get to the Devil's Elbow

There by the Sumac and the thicket of the evergreens
Carved our names next to the others in Pacific City beams
Passed the faded billboards and all those tumbleweed dreams
Now it's on the Devil's Elbow