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PROMPTuesday #113: Sing Me a Cowboy Song

July 6th, 2010

Been a long time comin’

I hear it on the tracks

Slow train windin’

Breathing down my back

Put my thumb out hopin’ for a ride

Not looking back now

At those endless railroad ties

Still ignoring the signs

 

Spend all day running

You know I will and can

The train might be coming

But I’ll try to make a stand

 

Not backing down or getting off my feet

Go ahead and push me

Try to make me less complete

A useless irony

 

So soon it passes or was that just a dream

Am I ridin’ solo or the ghost I used to be

It’s hard to tell when you’re running just to run

Going somewhere, hoping for someone

Still moving down the road

Yellow lines are gone

I hear the whistle blow

And know it won’t be long

 

Spend all day running

You know I will and can

The train might be coming

But I’ll try to make a stand

 

Not backing down or getting off my feet

Go ahead and push me

Try to make me less complete

A useless irony

 

Howdy pardners!* It’s country western song day here at PROMPTuesday! Write me some lonesome lyrics that would make a bull’s balls swell.

 

Please post your submission in the comments OR post in your blog and leave a link to your blog in the comments.

 

First time to PROMPTuesday? Read a bit about it here.
Want to see what’s been written in the past? Catch up on the PROMPTuesdays archive here.

 

*Bona fide country songwriters hate me right now.

 

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On July 6th, 2010, Cocktail Maven said:

Rye whiskey
Sloshes on the bar
He’s had too much, maybe
Imploding like a star
His eyes are dim, hazy
He chews on a cigar
And wonders
How’s he get that girl out of his head?

Cryin’ ain’t no use and workin hard just makes him sore.
Quiet Sunday evenin’s, well they make him miss her more.
Poker night at Johnny’s house? Aw hell, that guy’s a bore.
He’d rather be here passed out on the floor.

Lost weekend
Beneath a prairie moon
She makes him laugh, again
Singin’ some old tune
About a gal cheatin’
Who knew it would come true?
He wonders
How’s he get that girl out of his head?

Cryin’ ain’t no use . . . etc.

Days, ranchin’
Chasin’ after
And every night, drinkin’
Whiskey chased with beer
He still can’t stop thinkin’
She’s gonna reappear.
He’s never
Gonna get that girl out of his head.

Cryin’ ain’t no use . . . etc.

May as well stay here passed out on the floor.

On July 6th, 2010, Shana said:

How can you expect anyone to compete with “make a bull’s balls sweat”?

On July 7th, 2010, green girl in Wisconsin said:

I wish I could tap my inner cowgirl, but she sounds too much like that annoying Shania Twain.

On July 7th, 2010, Cocktail Maven said:

By the way. I just noticed. The line “Chasin’ after” was SUPPOSED to read “Chasin’ after steer”.

On July 7th, 2010, kate said:

I came hoping for a prompt wherein I could speak of my melancholia in rhyme.

I. Swear. To. God. That’s. True.

Thank you.

ILY. AAL.

On July 7th, 2010, kate said:

starting point: panic and mechanic rhyme with satanic.

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