MY HEROES HAVE ALWAYS BEEN COWBOYS
(Sharon Rice / Sharon Vaughn)
Recorded by : Waylon Jennings; Willie Nelson.
I grew up a dreaming of being a cowboy
And loving the cowboy ways
Pursuing the life of my high-riding heroes
I burned up my childhood days.
I learned all the rules of the modern day drifter
Dontcha hold on to nothing too long.
Just take what you need from the ladies and leave them
With the words of a sad country song.
My heroes have always been cowboys
They still are it seems.
Sadly in search of and one step in back of
Themselves and their slow-moging dreams.
Cowboys are special, with their own brand of misery
From being alone too long
To die from the cold in the arms of a nightmare
Knowing well that your best days are gone
And picking up hookers instead of my pen
I let the words of my youth fade away
Old worn out saddles, and old worn out memories
With no one, and no place to stay.
(Contributed by boB Cartlidge - September 2004)