Cowboy Song

Album: Jailbreak (1976)
Charted: 77
Play Video
  • I am just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail
    A starry night, a campfire light
    The coyote call and the howling wind wail
    So I ride out to the old sundown

    I am just a cowboy, lonesome on the trail
    Lord, I'm just thinking about a certain female
    The nights we spent together riding on the range
    Looking back it seems so strange

    Roll me over and turn me around
    Let me keep spinning 'til I hit the ground
    Roll me over and let me go
    Riding in the rodeo

    I was took in Texas, I did not know her name
    Lord, all these southern girls all seem the same
    Down below the border in a town in Mexico
    I got my job busting broncs in the rodeo

    Roll me over and turn me around
    Let me keep spinning 'til I hit the ground
    Roll me over and let me go
    Running free with the buffalo
    Here I go

    Roll me over and I'll turn around
    And I'll move my fingers up and down
    Up and down

    It's ok amigo
    Just let me go
    Riding in the rodeo

    Roll me over and turn me around
    Let me keep spinning 'til I hit the ground
    Roll me over and let me go
    Riding in the rodeo

    Roll me over and set me free
    A cowboys life is the life for me Writer/s: Brian Michael Downey, Philip Parris Lynott
    Publisher: Universal Music Publishing Group
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 2

  • Fat Lezzly from EssexThis is the coolest fkin rebel cowboy song. Riff is epic. Solos are epicness. Love lizzy.... Timeless genius band. One of the few you can happily say are one of the best bands ever in the world ever (like maiden and of course steel { 2 in the pink and 1 in th stink} panther), and of course others I can't be f--ked to mention.
  • Paul from Sunnyvale, CaHow am I the first to comment on this awesome song!
see more comments

Editor's Picks

Charles Fox

Charles FoxSongwriter Interviews

After studying in Paris with a famous composition teacher, Charles became the most successful writer of TV theme songs.

Second Wind Songs

Second Wind SongsSong Writing

Some songs get a second life when they find a new audience through a movie, commercial, TV show, or even the Internet.

In The Cards

In The CardsSong Writing

Songwriters have used cards and card games to make sense of heartache, togetherness, and even Gonorrhea.

Supertramp founder Roger Hodgson

Supertramp founder Roger HodgsonSongwriter Interviews

Roger tells the stories behind some of his biggest hits, including "Give a Little Bit," "Take the Long Way Home" and "The Logical Song."

Superman in Song

Superman in SongSong Writing

Not everyone can be a superhero, but that hasn't stopped generations of musicians from trying to be Superman.

Divided Souls: Musical Alter Egos

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.