WANTED MAN

Words and music by Sam Creigh and Dean MacDougall


Sam Says: This song started out as a musical warm-up for me. I started writing some lyrics, and my old songwriting buddy Dean MacDougall contributed some of his own. To say that this tune was written through the mail and over the Internet is absolutely true. The song points out that there are certainly more ways than one for a man to be wanted.



They had backed him in a corner

Then they'd set him up to fall


Tried to talk him out of everything

Then wouldn't talk to him at all

He had run to Minnesota

But that's as far as he ran

When a man with a badge walked up and said you look

Like a wanted man, wanted man, wanted man, wanted man


He crawled a night in Cincinatti

Spent the next day in a bar

He couldn't see her in that corner

He could never see that far

But he knew that she knew that he was

A wanted man, wanted man, wanted man, wanted man


He slipped on in to Memphis

Howled the blues for a night

She was leaning on his town car

To pull her stalking way up tight

He acted glad to see her

But in his heart he ran

When there's a bull's eye on your head you know you are

A wanted man, wanted man, wanted man, wanted man


He figured West with all those people

He'd be hiding in the sun

But back behind her Ray-Bans

The hunt had just begun

And all he wanted was the hope that wanting dies

Wanted man, wanted man.

And all he wanted was the hope that wanting dies

Wanted man, wanted man, wanted man, wanted man