21st century cowboy

Well, there’s nobody left to explain to him why
And he’s looked in the south and the north
See, things don’t really live and they don’t really die
They it just sort of float back and forth

There’s a cowboy in his heart but the city knows his name
The kids think it’s something to see . . .
There’s a cowboy in his heart but it ain’t him to blame
For the 21st Century

He’d like to roll out of town with a suitcase of tears
And wash all the black soot away
He wonders and wishes and wallows through his years
But can’t shake this thing called “today”

There’s a cowboy in his heart but the city knows his name
The kids think it’s something to see . . .
There’s a cowboy in his heart but it ain’t him to blame
For the 21st Century

Out in the west where the boys do their best
And the men they ride high to and fro
But he's not so bold to think that he’s blessed
For he knows that there’s no where to go.

He can’t rope or tie but he lives and he dies
By a code that is older than sin
He never loves nothing for no reason at all
And likes to remember what’s been

There’s a cowboy in his heart but the city knows his name
The kids think it’s something to see . . .
There’s a cowboy in his heart but it ain’t him to blame
For the 21st Century

In his rattlesnake boots and his big Stetson hat
It’s certain that you’ll recognize his tale
‘Cause it speaks to the urge to saddle up the cat
And just hit the long dusty trail

Well there’s nobody left to explain to him why
He’s searched in the south and the north
Where things don’t really live and they don’t really die
They it just sort of float back and forth

There’s a cowboy in his heart but the city knows his name
The kids think it’s something to see . . .
There’s a cowboy in his heart but it ain’t him to blame
For the 21st Century


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