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Was William Henry McCarty (aka "Billy the Kid") a ruthless outlaw and cold-blooded killer as the media of his day claimed?
Or was he just the New York-born son of poor Irish immigrants who found himself in the middle of a war between two greedy businessmen and a sheriff on the take?


in this hiding place
I am not “The Kid”
now I am no saint
but show me a man who is

now all the papers post
a bounty on my head
though the men I shot
were men already dead

o’ derelict, o’ scoundrel
streets of Greene, I miss you there
o’ father, o’ mother
Saint Jude, please lift a prayer

in this hiding place
I am not “The Kid”


from New Mexico, released July 15, 2016
Lyrics & music: M. Jones
All vocals: M. Jones



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Men of Science, Men of Faith New York, New York

Men of Science, Men of Faith is a project of NY-based artist Mike Jones. Inspired by a road trip through New Mexico in early 2015, "New Mexico" is simultaneously a love letter to the state and a meditation on the myth of the Old West and the American experience of the 20th century, from Route 66 kitsch to the atomic bomb. ... more

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