I Can Still Make Cheyenne

Album: Blue Clear Sky (1996)
  • Her telephone rang 'bout a quarter to nine
    She heard his voice on the other end of the line
    She wondered what was wrong this time
    She never knew what his calls might bring
    With a cowboy like him, it could be anything
    And she always expected the worst
    In the back of her mind

    He said, it's cold out here and I'm all alone
    Didn't make the short go again and I'm coming home
    I know I've been away too long
    I never got a chance to write or call
    And I know this rodeo has been hard on us all
    But I'll be home soon
    And honey is there somethin' wrong

    She said, don't bother comin' home
    By time you get here I'll be long gone
    There's somebody new and he sure ain't no rodeo man
    He said, I'm sorry it's come down to this
    There's so much about you that I'm gonna miss
    But it's alright baby
    If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
    Gotta go now baby
    If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne

    He left that phone danglin' off the hook
    Then slowly turned around and gave it one last look
    Then he just walked away
    He aimed his truck toward that Wyoming line
    With a little luck he could still get there in time
    And in that Cheyenne wind he could still hear her say

    She said, don't bother comin' home
    By time you get here I'll be long gone
    There's somebody new and he sure ain't no rodeo man
    He said, I'm sorry it's come down to this
    There's so much about you that I'm gonna miss
    But it's alright baby
    If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne
    Gotta go now baby
    If I hurry I can still make Cheyenne

    She never knew what his calls might bring
    With a cowboy like him, it could be anything
    And she always expected the worst
    In the back of her mind Writer/s: Aaron Gayle Barker, Ervine Woolsey
    Publisher: ERV WOOLSEY COMPANY INC. D/B/A WIMBERLEY MUSIC, RESERVOIR MEDIA MANAGEMENT INC
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Comments: 2

  • T-rose from Ottawa, OntarioI love this song!
  • Rob from Bossier City, LaThis song speaks to me of a lifestyle that requires so much of you if fills your whole life. I was in the military, and I saw so many relationships fold because even though the man wanted a family and a "Normal" life, his passion was for his unit. The mission drives you, the reward of sacrifice makes you feel important. The only problem in the end, when your body is wore out, and the mission (or rodeo) no longer needs you, your left only with memories, or regrets of what could have been.
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