Live 28 Apr 2005 version
[Spoken intro:] Oh yeah. This is uh, this is a song I say if there's any little kids here, it might be a nice time to check out some of those fine T-shirts we have out there. Some very nice merchandise for those little kiddies (chuckles). This is a uh (clears throat), this is a love song also about not being able to handle the real thing, so you uh, settle for something else, and that doesn't work out that good either. This is called "Reno".
She took off her stockings, I held them to my face
She had your ankles, I felt filled with grace
"It's two hundred dollars straight in,
Two-fifty up the ass," she smiled and said
She unbuckled my belt, pulled back her hair
Sat in front of me on the bed
She said, "Honey how's that feel? Baby you let me know"
My eyes drifted out the window, down to the road below
I felt my stomach tighten, the sun bloodied the sky
Sliced through the hotel blinds, I closed my eyes
Sunlight on the Amatitlan, sunlight streaming thru your hair
Valle de dos Rios, smell of mock orange filled the air
We rode with those vaqueros, down into cool rivers of green
I was sure the work and this smile coming out 'neath your hat
Was all I'd ever need
Somehow all you ever need's, never really quite enough you know
You and I, Maria, we learned it's so
She slipped me out of her mouth, "You're ready," she said
She took off her bra and panties, wet her finger, slipped it up inside her
And crawled over me on the bed,
She poured me another whisky,
Said, "Here's to the best you ever had."
We laughed and made a toast
It wasn't the best I ever had
Not even close
The above lyrics are for the live 28 Apr 2005 performance of RENO at Nokia Live At Grand Prairie in Grand Prairie, TX, during the Devils & Dust Solo Acoustic Tour.
List of available versions of RENO on this website:RENO [Album version]