Better to Lose the Saddle

They say you can risk everything
Put it all right on that line
You can bet the Farm or your house
But that philosophy ain’t mine

‘Cause once I loved this girl
And I gave up everything I had
I spent every last penny on her
Then one day I made her so mad

That she kicked me out of my own place
You should have seen the grin on her face
She was laughin’ like the Devil on the Fourth of July
She maxed out all my credit, even took my change
I couldn’t even go shootin’ my gun at the range
The lesson I learned weighs heavy on my mind
You should listen to me but do what you want of course
It’s better to lose the saddle than the horse

This girl, she meant the world to me
But she left me over one damn fight
She called the cops and her Dad
What she did, man , it just ain’t right

All that was wrong, what angered her
That morning I left the toilet seat up
Well, she went in and didn’t notice
Then she fell in and soaked her butt

And she kicked me out of my own place
You should have seen that grin on her face
She was laughin’ like the Devil on the Fourth of July
She bought herself the finest dresses, it was so wrong
On top of that another said I could’ve had her for a song
The lesson I learned weighs heavy on my mind
And you should learn from me, but do what you want of course
It’s better to lose the saddle than the horse

Her friends took her side and mine took mine
But in the end, all she saw were dollar signs

Oh she kicked me out of my own place
You should have seen the grin on her face
She was laughin’ like the Devil on the Fourth of July
She maxed out all my credit, even took my change
I couldn’t even go shootin’ my gun at the range
The lesson I learned weighs heavy on my mind
You should listen to me, but do what you want of course
It’s better to lose the saddle than the horse

Oh, it’s better to lose the saddle than the horse

March 31, 2021

Published by Matthew Kenneth Gray

American Songwriter

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