Cowboy Like Me

Album: Evermore (2020)
Charted: 71
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Songfacts®:

  • "Cowboy Like Me" tells the story of two young swindlers who fall in love. Swift is so used to her and her partner in crime using their charms to scam rich old men and ladies, she doubts their own romance will last.

    And the old men that I've swindled
    Really did believe I was the one
    And the ladies lunching have their stories about
    When you passed through town


    Both Swift and her lover are independent spirits and bandits. Knowing how practiced he is at games of the heart, she knows she will end up getting hurt.

    You had some tricks up your sleeve
    Takes one to know one
    You're a cowboy like me
  • Produced by Swift's frequent collaborator Aaron Dessner, this is a bluesy country song reminiscent of her early Nashville days. Josh Kaufman, who won the sixth season of The Voice, plays lap steel guitar, harmonica, and mandolin.
  • Marcus Mumford of Mumford & Sons' fame provides backing vocals, which start on the second chorus.

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