King's Highway (Baez Joan)

I might just change my mind Sometimes you can never tell Where a story will unwind How deep is the shallow ground Sometimes you would never guess Who's all talk and who just might Find a way or lose themselves On the king's highway tonight I am just like many more Who lie in bed, still and numb Waking up and I can see Just how dark it has become Who knows no better angels now Who knows none but earthly light Who is waiting for a stranger On the king's highway tonight It wasn't how I had it planned When it finally came around I took a man with my own hands But I held him close when he went down He hadn't time to be afraid His look was only of surprise Staring up from where he lay On the king's highway tonight I took the little that he had Only as an afterthought He wouldn't have to feel so bad To think I killed him just because He was passing through this town Only 'cause he looked about right He stopped when I flagged him down On the king's highway tonight I might just change my mind Sometimes you can never tell