Words and music by Patrick Noel Russ and John Thayer
Inspiration - The History of Livermore

Vocals and guitar - John Thayer
Percussion - Brian Surano
Trumpet - Nicholas Russ
Pedal steel guitar - Pat Martinez
Guitar - Patrick Noel Russ

Lyrics

Radioactive rodeo
Come on baby we gotta go!
Where the wine and the music flow
At the radioactive rodeo

Joaquín Murrieta rides again
He’s coming here for you my friend
Legend has it he was good
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But he weren’t no Robin Hood

His bloodthirsty bandits rise
On wild horses to the sky
The only place they want to go
Radioactive rodeo!

Radioactive rodeo
Come on baby we gotta go!
Where the wine and the music flow
At the radioactive rodeo

In Old Mexico way up north
Bandits take you for all your worth
From the dark of San Quentin’s cells
And the toll of the mission bells

No one knew that the wild west
With all her lust and lawlessness
Would ride on out to the Altamont
To windmills and atomic bombs

Radioactive rodeo
Come on baby we gotta go!
Where the wine and the music flow
At the radioactive rodeo

It’s more than just a place to ride
It’s eternity trapped in time
All the legends in the afterlife
And those ghost riders in the sky
They ride

Annihilation of all time and place
Dreams of lasers in outer space
Eduard Teller had no regrets
Time can only tell, I guess

Cowboys and atoms make a heady mix
Bandits up to their old tricks
Every night they come you know
To the radioactive rodeo

Radioactive rodeo
Come on baby we gotta go!
Where the wine and the music flow
At the radioactive rodeo