Bourbon Cowboy

Story Behind The Song

Some friends and I were out singing one night and I mis-heard something they said and thought it was a great title for a song. They later informed me that they didn't say "Bourbon Cowboy" but by that time it was too late - I had a song to wright. I just thought about all the problems that the farmers/ranchers were having with losing their homes/land and thought what else would one do if they lost everything and had to work in the city. I have a video for the song as well at: check it out!

Song Description

With the changing scene of the world and so many ranchers and farmers losing their land, this is the story of 1 man that laments his loss. He realizes he cannot go back "home" and is now stuck in the city at a 9-5 office job. He has a strong distaste for all the so-called "urban-cowboys" because they just don't know what it's like to really live on and work the land. Knowing he is no longer a real cowboy he just keeps to himself remembering the days that were.

Song Length 3:07 Genre Country - General, Country - Rock
Tempo Medium Fast (131 - 150) Lead Vocal Male Vocal
Mood Anxious, Disconcerted Subject Economics, Numbness
Language English Era 2000 and later


I leave these city lights
Ev'ry Friday and Saturday night

Back to this hole-in-the-wall
I still get that back home call

I left my ranch and now it's gone
I don't fit in but still I'm holdin' on

When I sit at the bar it suites me
Where's the cowboy I used to be

I ain't an Urbon cowboy that don't understand
What it's like to live and work the land
So I sit here drinkin' and feelin' coy

Hey Hey look at me {tacet}
I'm a Bourbon Cowboy

When you don't rope and you don't rustle and don't work the land
When you're all tied up in suites 'cause you're a business man
Drinkin on the weekend at some honkey-tonk that brings you joy
Fetch another round lay that bottle down on the counter boy
I'm a whiskey drinkin' self defeatin' boot wearin' corporate toy
Hey, Hey look at me {tacet}
I'm a Bourbon Cowboy

I leave the honkey-tonk after the fights
On my way back home I just sigh
I look in the mirror to see
The cowboy I used to be

Contrary to that poem
Sometimes you just can't go home
At least not too a place
That progress has stripped away



Hey, Hey look at me {tacet}
I'm a Bourbon Cowboy
Woncha have a drink with me! {tacet} I'm a Bourbon Cowboy

Lyrics David R. Mohr Music David R. Mohr
Producer David R. Mohr Publisher David R. Mohr
Performance David R. Mohr Label David R. Mohr
This track is on 1 Member Playlists
Playlist Creator Playlist Name Date Added
David R. Mohr My Top Songs 6/15/2011

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