Kris Kristofferson

Killer Barracuda


Looky in the water, see the barracuda

Patient as the devil, hanging still

Like a shadow in the water, pretty barracuda

Dagger of the devil, waiting to kill


You can see the shark there, gliding through the water

Ugly as death -- eats anything

But the pretty barracuda don’t touch no leavings

Taking what he wants to ‘cause he’s king


** Chorus

            Little girl beware of the killer barracuda

            He rules these waters like a king

            He’ll cut your heart out, slicker than a dagger

            Not ‘cause he’s hungry -- ‘cause he’s mean


You can’t scare him, or entice him

He wouldn’t move for the devil, ‘til his own time

Then quicker than a heartbeat, he’ll turn your way girl

Just to see you fall and leave you dying


** Repeat Chorus

Words & Music by Kris Kristofferson c. Resaca Music Publishing, Inc. All Rights Reserved


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