Cowboy's First Time In Town
Author: ShyHeart


Hey, look at this idiot, he walks with a big smile, his first time in town
He has heard about the lights that say, giddy-up, or stop, or caution
This is his first time to come, down from the mountain range
So, green and fresh, he still thinks his spurs have control

Then, he sees his first Neon sign, it says welcome here
That is what he left the mountain range for, with a smile
He walks into the devil's den, sees all the sweetness
Of a life he has only heard of, but, never known

Inside he sees, souls flying everywhere and wonders who
Is in charge of this herd, how will they find food when winter comes
Who will lead them to sweet water when, the summer sun burns
I see some lost beef laying on the floor, this is not my kind of town

So, this cowboy is back on the bus, its a Gray-Hound, he loves dogs
Sits in a nice seat and wonders why, he ever came to town
His home is so sweet, full of fresh air, not like this town
Seems folks are sick everywhere its worse, than the tick season

After hours on the road, the Gray-Hound pulls over to a dirt road
The cowboy sees a fence that needs mending, a calf without a brand
But, what really, strikes his heart is when he sees his partner, by the gate
The best horse he ever rode, his love for her, out shines any Neon sign

Guess, this cowboy found what he always had, and happy to be home
He sees the moon light, no one dancing in front of her, hears a coyote howl
Yet, in his heart he knows, just as his partner knows, there is a time to live
There is a time to die as the cowboy says to his partner, God, I'm glad to be home


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