Katie's Smile

Words & Music by Louise Taylor
© 1995 Louise Taylor/Blue Coyote (BMI)
All rights reserved. Used by permission.

Katie's smile
a clean apple bit
taste it and chew
real slow
there's room to graze
between her pearly whites
and catch your breath
where the crooked branches grow

We practiced kissing
on the limbs of the poplar
bark and skin
arms around each other
we kissed those trees
till they caught the fire
of Katie's smile

Katie rides a long-legged bay
and she curries his coat
with a handful of hay
she shoes the flies
and rubs the tears away
whistles I-wish-I-will
on a blue Colorado day

Neighbors talk
how she walks the line
picked a husband
like her daddy this time
when she waves him gone
they'll read between the lines
of Katie's smile

Katies gone
with the wind off a semi
and she sleeps in the trailer
on a bed of pine
and her hair falls around her
a wheat field of summer sighs
while her big bay whinnies
on a snowy rise

Throw your saddle
and your chaps in the back boy
kick the dust
and tip your cowboy hat
some things can't be caught
with a lariat
that's Katie's smile

Step back