I Swore That Was a Doe (lyrics)

by DANNY JOE

*based on a story told by a friend

You know I feel so bad
About what I done
The life he coulda had
Before he met my gun
I can’t take it back
It was an accident
I didn’t see the rack
On the top of his head

I swore that was a doe
I swore that was a doe
I swore that was a big fat doe
But no, no, no
I swore that was a doe
But his antlers didn’t show
I swore that was a big fat doe
But wouldn’tcha know
I had to bury him in the snow

It all happened so fast
Thank God no one saw
And if the C.O.’s ask
I’ll deny it all
I’m not a bad guy
This happens all the time
That’s what we tell ourselves
To help us sleep at night

In the snow, If only I had known