Western Stars

Album: Western Stars (2019)
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  • I wake up in the morning, just glad my boots are on
    Instead of empty in the whispering grasses
    Down the Five at Forest Lawn
    On the set, the makeup girl brings me two raw eggs and a shot of gin
    Then I give it all up for that little blue pill
    That promises to bring it all back to you again

    Yeah, ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend
    Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

    Here in the canyons above Sunset
    The desert don't give up the fight
    A coyote with someone's Chihuahua in its teeth skitters 'cross my veranda in the night
    Some lost sheep from Oklahoma sips her Mojito down at the Whiskey Bar
    Smiles and says she thinks she remembers me from that commercial with the credit card

    Hell, these days there ain't no more, now there's just again
    Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

    Sundays I take my El Camino, throw my saddle in and go
    East to the desert where the charros, they still ride and rope
    Our American brothers cross the wire and bring the old ways with them
    Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

    Once I was shot by John Wayne
    Yeah, it was towards the end
    That one scene's bought me a thousand drinks
    Set me up and I'll tell it for you, friend

    Here's to the cowboys, riders in the whirlwind
    Tonight the western stars are shining bright again
    And the western stars are shining bright again

    Tonight the riders on Sunset are smothered in the Santa Ana winds
    And the western stars are shining bright again
    Come on and ride me down easy, ride me down easy, friend
    Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

    I woke up this morning just glad my boots were on Writer/s: Bruce Springsteen
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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