BLOOD HORSES

DRUGS THUGS AND ALIBIS SENT YOU TO THE BATTLEFIELD

WHIP CRACKS AND DON’T LOOK BACK YOU DIDN’T BARGAIN FOR THIS DEAL

BBS IN YOUR BELLY WE WATCHED IT ON THE TELLY PUT A WAGER ON THE RACE

THEN ITS OVER TO THE SLAUGHTERHOUSE WHEN YOU DIDN’T PLACE

 

ROAM BLOOD HORSES ROAM

RETURN TO WHAT’S LEFT OF YOUR HOME

 

BLOODLINES AND TAROT SIGNS WHO’D A-THUNK IT COULD BE

YOU DRANK A TANK YOU SILLY OLD CRANK WRAPPED YOUR CAR AROUND A TREE

LEFT IT THERE AND YOU HOOFED IT ON HOME WHERE SHE WAS WAITING FOR YOU

SWUNG OPEN THE GATE AND REALIZED IT WAS TOO LATE WHEN YOUR BEST FRIEND GALLOPED ON THROUGH

 

ROAM BLOOD HORSES ROAM

RETURN TO WHAT’S LEFT OF YOUR HOME

 

RUN BLIND

 

AUSTIN AIN’T WEIRD AND THE WEST AIN’T WILD BUT I’M STILL CLINGING TO MY DREAMS

PARKED MY HONDA IN A LOT DOWNTOWN TUNED IN TO THE TIME BETWEEN

WHERE I AM AND WHERE I WANNA BE WHEREVER THAT IS I DON’T KNOW

I THINK OF THAT OLD PAINT AND REMEMBER WHAT I AIN’T PAY THE LOT ATTENDANT AND I GO

 

ROAM BLOOD HORSES ROAM

RETURN TO WHAT’S LEFT OF YOUR HOME

 

RUN BLIND … TIME OUT OF MIND

 

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CONCRETE COWGIRL

 

I WAS COMING DOWN THE KELLY DRIVE SAW MY ONE TRUE LOVE OUT FOR A RIDE

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

LISTEN TO THE CLIP CLOP OF THEIR FEET HORSE’LL DUMP ITS TRUCK RIGHT IN THE STREET

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

 

ONE DAY YOU’LL RIDE OUT TO THE PLAINS

WAVE GOODBYE TO THIS ROUGH TERRAIN

BUT FOR NOW YOU’RE AN URBAN COWGIRL

 

UP TO THE DELL R & B TO HEAR FAUSTO GAVE HIS HORSE A BEER

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

A LITTLE SHAKY WHEN YOU’RE WAY UP HIGH ON THE STRAWBERRY MANSION IN THE SKY

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

 

ONE DAY YOU’LL RIDE OUT TO THE WEST

GIVE THE CROWDED STREET A WELCOME REST

BUT FOR NOW YOU’RE AN URBAN COWGIRL

 

HERE’S TO TWISTER AND MADISON MR. BLUES AMIGO WE SURE HAD FUN

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

HERE’S TO AL AND LENNY AND PREACHER TOO MISTY ERIN AND THEM BUCKAROOS

CONCRETE COWGIRL CONCRETE COWGIRL

 

ONE DAY YOU’LL RIDE OUT ON THE PLAINS

WAVE GOODBYE TO THIS ROUGH TERRAIN

BUT FOR NOW YOU’RE AN URBAN COWGIRL

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COWBOY DREAMS

(Paddy McAloon, 2000)

 

COWBOY DREAMS COWBOY DREAMS

YOU GIVE ME COWBOY DREAMS

 

LOVE’S A SILVER BULLET IT BLOWS YOUR WORLD APART

I WANNA BE REMEMBERED AS AN OUTLAW AS THE BOY WHO STOLE YOUR HEART

I WANNA BE THE GUY WHO WEARS THE WHITE HATE AND RIDES ACROSS THE PLAIN

I WANNA BE YOUR ENIGMATIC STRANGER HONEY YOU’RE LOOKING AT YOUR SHANE

 

COWBOY DREAMS COWBOY DREAMS

YOU GIVE ME COWBOY DREAMS

 

IF EVER YOU’RE IN TROUBLE IF EVER YOU ARE DOWN

I WANNA BE THE HANGING JUDGE AND SHERIFF I WANNA RIDE YOUR TROUBLES OUT OF TOWN

YOU’RE LOOKING AT A MOUNTAIN YOU’RE LOOKING AT THE LAW

YOU’RE LOOKING AT A SIX GUN SHOOTER FASTEST ON THE DRAW

 

COWBOY DREAMS COWBOY DREAMS

YOU GIVE ME COWBOY DREAMS

 

I CAN MAKE YOU HAPPY IT’S EASIER THAN IT SEEMS

I’M GONNA AMBUSH YOU AT SUNDOWN I’M GONNA GIVE YOU COWBOY DREAMS

 

COWBOY DREAMS COWBOY DREAMS

I’M GONNA GIVE YOU COWBOY DREAMS

 

LOVE’S A SILVER BULLET IT BLOWS YOUR WORLD APART

I WANT IT WRITTEN ON MY TOMBSTONE HERE LIES THE BOY WHO STOLE YOUR HEART

 

COWBOY DREAMS COWBOY DREAMS

YOU GIVE ME COWBOY DREAMS

 

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FURTHER

(David Halley, 1990)

 

I RIDE A HORSE CALLED FURTHER AND I NAMED HIM FOR THE RESTLESS WIND

AND HE DON’T BELIEVE IN BORDERS AND HE NEVER TAKES ME PLACES I’VE ALREADY BEEN

AND I SOMETIMES WONDER BROTHER IF HIS PACE IS EVER GONNA SLOW

CAUSE I SOMETIMES THINK THAT FURTHER IS THE ONLY PLACE I’M EVER GONNA GO

 

I USED TO MEND THE FENCES THAT THE WEATHER AND THE DRIFTERS TORE

BUT I CAME TO LOSE MY SENSES COULDN’T TELL THE INSIDE FROM THE OUTSIDE OF A FENCE NO MORE

BUT I DON’T LOOK BACK BEHIND ME AT WHAT I’VE DONE SINCE I’VE BEEN DRIFTING TOO

I’M AFRAID I’LL SEE SOME PILGRIM WENT TO FIX HOLE AND JUST CAME FALLING THROUGH

 

ONE DAY I’LL TAKE THIS RACEHORSE AND PUT HIM OUT TO STUD SOMEPLACE

I’LL FIND A SLOWER PACED HORSE TRY TO TURN HIM ROUND AND FIND THAT ROAD I’M LONGING TO RETRACE

CAUSE I KNOW I WON’T BE FLIRTIN’ I WANT TO FEEL MY FEET ON SOLID GROUND

I’VE BEEN ALL MY LIFE UNCERTAIN NOW I ONLY WANT TO LAY MY BURDEN DOWN

 

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TWISTER

 

WITH PRECIOUS CARGO ON YOUR BACK A LITTLE FUSSY IN YOUR TACK

YOU WALKED ALONG BESIDE ME ON THE DRIVE

YOU PAUSED BEFORE A RAMBLING STREAM AS IF YOU WERE LOST IN A DREAM

SOMETIMES YOU GOT DISTRACTED ON THE RIDE

 

RUN TWISTER RUN THROUGH THE HOT FIELDS IN THE SUN

IN THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA JUST THE SAME

IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE TO THAT HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

IT’S THE SAME PLACE WE JUST GIVE IT DIFFERENT NAMES

 

FROM MONAS’TRY TO MISTY’S BARN WHERE OLD BLACK COWBOYS SPIN THEIR YARNS

YOU GOT ALONG WHEREVER YOU DID GO

FROM THE TRAILS OF WISSAHICKON CREEK UP TO THE UNKNOWN SOLDIERS PEAK

YOU ENDED UP ON THE BELMONT PLATEAU

 

RUN TWISTER RUN THROUGH THE HOT FIELDS IN THE SUN

IN THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA JUST THE SAME

IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE TO THAT HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

IT’S THE SAME PLACE WE JUST GIVE IT DIFFERENT NAMES

 

ONE COLD AND SNOWLESS WINTER DAY IT’S HARD TO FIND THE WORDS TO SAY

I WALKED YOU ONE LAST TIME AROUND THE RING

SO THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE DONE AND TAKING GOOD CARE OF MY HON

I’LL SEE YOU DOWN THE LINE AND WE WILL SING

 

RUN TWISTER RUN THROUGH THE HOT FIELDS IN THE SUN

IN THE STREETS OF PHILADELPHIA JUST THE SAME

IN THE SWEET BYE AND BYE TO THAT HIGHWAY IN THE SKY

IT’S THE SAME PLACE WE JUST GIVE IT DIFFERENT NAMES

 

RIDE TWISTER RIDE STAY HUNGRY HARD AND STAY ALIVE

I’LL SEE YOU SOMEWHERE DEEP DOWN IN THE DREAM

RUN TWISTER RUN YOUR STORY’S JUST BEGUN

THE ENDING AIN’T EXACTLY WHAT IT SEEMS

 

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SINCE SHE STARTED TO RIDE

(Jonathan Richman, 1990)

 

SHE’S GOT A DARK SUNTAN STARTING RIGHT ABOVE HER COLLAR

HER LOWER ARMS ARE BROWN AND THE REST IS KINDA PALE

SHE’D BUY BETADINE IF SHE ONLY HAD A DOLLAR

SHE’D SLEEP OUT IN THE PASTURE IF SHE ONLY HAD A TAIL

 

YOU SEE I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED WITH HORSES

NO, I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED TO RIDE

 

HER JEANS THEY GET LIKE A WET SADDLE BLANKET

HER BOOTS ARE LIKE YOU’D FIGURE AND HER CAR IS FULL OF HAY

HORSES HUMANS IF SHE HAD TO RANK IT

SHE’D BET ON THEY THAT CANTOR AND THEM THAT NEED FLYSPRAY

 

YOU SEE I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED WITH HORSES

NO, I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED TO RIDE

 

CANTLE AND FENDER BARREL AND MANE

DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED TO TRAIN

CANNON BONE KNEE BONE FOREARM AND ARM

DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE WENT TO THE BARN

 

SHE’S SO SATISFIED WHEN SHE’S GROOMING AND GRAINING

SHE JUST MUST LOVE THE SMELL OF THE BARN I SHOULD SAY

SHE’S SO SATIFIED WHEN SHE’S RIDING AND TRAINING

SHE’S TIRED IN THE EVENING AND SHE’S GONE IN THE DAY

 

YOU SEE I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED WITH HORSES

NO, I DON’T SEE HER MUCH SINCE SHE STARTED TO RIDE

 

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DREAM WALTZ

LITTLE FOAL IN HIS STALL

DREAMING DREAMS THAT IS ALL

GROUNDWORK ON THE LINE

LITTLE FOAL YOU’LL DO FINE

 

DREAM WALTZ AND TEAR DOWN THESE FENCES THAT SURROUND

HANG TOUGH AND RUN FREE

THE ROAD AHEAD’S FOR YOU AND ME

DREAM WALTZ

 

LITTLE FOAL HARD TO TRAIN

PITTER PATTER OF THE RAIN

OLD BARN WITH AN OLD ROOF

DREAM HARD DREAM THE TRUTH

 

DREAM WALTZ AND TEAR DOWN THESE FENCES THAT SURROUND

RUN FREE AND UNTAMED

SHAKE LOOSE OF YOUR REIGNS

DREAM WALTZ

Cowboy Dreams

COWBOY DREAMS