Riding with Red

Album: Red Bandana (2019)
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  • By about the time that I came around
    He'd grown tired, his health was headed southbound
    He was slow climbing in the saddle
    But once he was up, he could fly
    Lord, he could fly

    He told me stories ’bout the California gold
    Working with Shorty in that West Texas cold
    He was rough as a cop, tougher than nails
    But when he talked about her, he would cry
    Oh, how he'd cry

    And I learned how to rope and I learned how to pray
    And how actions speak louder than any words you may way
    Like busting bronc's I’ve held on to dear life
    To everything that he ever said
    Oh, and though he's long gone
    I'm still out here riding with Red

    I never liked or learned too much from school
    He taught me the hard knocks and the Golden Rule
    How to chew, how to spit, work hard and never quit
    He gave me money so I could spend it on the girls

    And I learned how to rope and I learned how to pray
    And how actions speak louder than any words you may way
    Like busting bronc's I've hung on to dear life
    To everything that he ever said
    Oh, and though he's long gone
    I'm still out here riding with Red

    And I learned how to rope and I learned how to pray
    And how actions speak louder than any words you may way
    And like busting bronc's I’ve hung on to dear life
    To everything that he ever said
    And I’ll keep singing his song
    So his memory lives on
    Oh, and though he's long gone
    I’m still out here riding with Red
    Riding with Red

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