Thursday, October 20, 2005

I wish I'd written that

Willie Nelson - My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys    

Written by Sharon Rice

I grew up a-dreamin' of bein' a cowboy,
and Lovin' the cowboy ways.
Pursuin' the life of my high-ridin' heroes,
I burned up my childhood days.
I learned of all the rules of the modern-day drifter,
Don't you hold on to nothin' too long.
Just take what you need from the ladies, then leave them,
With the words of a sad country song.
My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery,
From being alone too long.
You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightman,
Knowin' well that your best days are gone.
Pickin' up hookers instead of my pen,
I let the words of my years fade away.
Old worn-out saddles, and 'old worn-out memories,
With no one and no place to stay.

My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

 

5 comments:

astaryth said...

whoo Hoo... <Holding up a bic lighter> gotta love Willie! That is actually one of my favorite songs <g>.
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ora4uk said...

I loved the "cowboy movies"...and Gene and Roy were a favorite among others....this song leaves such a sad feeling....but the words are beautiful....Hugs..Ora

madcobug said...

I love Willie's songs. Helen

lordofbutter said...

I dig Willie and Johnny Cash, tell no one of this!

deslily said...

gee, never forget "sidekicks"!!..  Gabby Hayes being my all time favorite.. but Pat Buttrum did good with Roy.