My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys Lyrics

Willie Nelson


album: Track in album The Greatest Hits: 38 Timeless Classics
release date: 1995
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length: 3:05
I grew up a-dreamin' of bein' a cowboy,
and Lovin' the cowboy ways.
Pursuin' the life of my high-ridin' heroes,
I burned up my childhood days.
I learned of all the rules of the modern-day drifter,
Don't you hold on to nothin' too long.
Just take what you need from the ladies, then leave them,
With the words of a sad country song.
My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery,
From being alone too long.
You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightman,
Knowin' well that your best days are gone.
Pickin' up hookers instead of my pen,
I let the words of my years fade away.
Old worn-out saddles, and 'old worn-out memories,
With no one and no place to stay.

My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.



Track Listing

  • 1 On the Road Again
  • 2 Once You Are Past the Blues
  • 3 Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys
  • 4 Blue Eyes Crying in the Rain
  • 5 My Heros Have Always Been Cowboys
  • 6 Me and Paul
  • 7 Old Friends
  • 8 Blue Skies
  • 9 What a Wonderful World
  • 10 Twilight Time
  • 11 Spanish Eyes
  • 12 All of Me
  • 13 Ten With a Two
  • 14 Songwriter
  • 15 Turm Me Loose and Let Me Swing
  • 16 City of New Orleans
  • 17 To All the Girls I've Loved Before
  • 18 Always on My Mind
  • 19 Pancho and Lefty
  • 1 Good Hearted Woman
  • 2 Whiskey River
  • 3 Nothing I Can Do About It Now
  • 4 Afraid
  • 5 Are There Any More Real Cowboys
  • 6 December Day
  • 7 Angel Flying Too Close to the Ground
  • 8 Stardust
  • 9 Georgia on My Mind
  • 10 I'm Falling in Love
  • 11 Valentine
  • 12 A Song for You
  • 13 Don't Get Around Much Anymore
  • 14 South of the Border
  • 15 Please Don't Talk About Me When I'm Gone
  • 16 Funny How Time Slips Away
  • 17 Crazy
  • 18 Who'll Buy My Memories
  • 19 If You've Got the Money, I've Got the Time