Well I pulled in beside those old tail light arrow signs
With mercy in my hands and murder on my mind
I turned the engine off
I didn't think it over at all
I said a prayer for you darling
then I let the hammer fall

Now the trailer park smells like sulfur
and there's mud down in the well
Every man carries in himself
His own heaven or his hell

There was a pair of diamond earrings
last Christmas you had to have
I sold my records babe
and I borrowed money from your dad
When they stand me in the courtroom
and ask what went through my head
I'll tell 'em it was them old diamond earrings
on the table by his bed