words and music by Kim Townsend
© 2005 (ASCAP)
Viva! to Texas where forests and cactus
and beaches and desert combine in one state
Viva! the Alamo, to big skies and rodeos
Viva! armadillos, to prairies and lakes
Viva! to cotton, and lest we've forgotten...
Viva! to farmers, to ranchers, and oil
Viva! to cowboys, now y'all make some big noise
Viva! to Texas - the land that we love!
Viva! Terlingua and all that tequila
that goes down your throat like a scorpion on fire
Viva! to Mexicans and all of you Texicans
to hombres and gringos, the brown and the white
Viva! Amarillo, to Farwell, Del Rio
to Ropesville and Kingsville and Dallas, Ft.Worth
Viva! to Grapeland, to Frisco and Levelland
Viva! to Texas - the best land on earth!
Viva! the Gulf Coast and Hill Country, too
and all of the fine work you good Texans do!
Viva! the Lone Star and the pride in all our hearts
when it flies 'neath ol' Glory, man, don't that look GREAT!
Viva! to Willie, to ghost towns and cities
Viva! to Texas - the mightiest state!
Viva! to Austin, to Big Bend, and Bonham
to Houston and Justiceburg, ol' San Antone
Viva! Laredo, New Braunfels, El Paso
to Luckenbach, Lubbock, and El Dorado
Viva! to Pflugerville, to Abilene and Littlefield
to Dumas and Olney and Greune and Wolfforth
Viva! to Slaton, man, ain't this a great land!
Viva! to Texas - the land of my birth!
Viva! tortillas and salsa and boots
and great Texas music and good bar-b-que
Viva! green chile, to Waylon and Willie
Viva! to Texas, man, I LOVE THIS STATE!!