Adult Themes, Ballad, Country Song, Folk Ballad, Inspired by People, Love, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Optimism, Relationships, Romance, Snarky, Women

She Cowgirl’s Hard

I’m the kind of guy who grew up in my room
Readin’ ‘bout life out on the golden prairie
My classmates, they said I was too sensitive
They called me weak and a flamin’ fairy

I was learnin’ violin by the age of nine
I was cookin’ and cleanin’ earlier than that
Mom said she was preparin’ me to be a man
Not an ego filled child with a wide brim hat

While the guys were playin’ little league
I was with her as she got her nails done
No, I never learned to rope and ride
I wasn’t allowed to shoot a rifle or gun

Soon enough, I turned seventeen
I met someone sweet who cared about me
She was a wild one who loved horses
She wanted a farm and to raise a family

She cowgirled hard, she liked it rough
She wanted it fast and couldn’t get enough
Hey, I didn’t mind, how I needed her so
She cowgirled hard, I’ll never let her go

We got married in a white country church
We raised our babies, they’re fully grown
And as long as we have one another
She and I will never feel like we’re alone

While she’s out workin’ in that red barn
I’m keepin’ house and preparin’ her meal
And when each day is over and done with
We know what we have is true and real

Oh,

She cowgirl’s hard, she likes it rough
She wants it fast and can’t get enough
Hey, I don’t mind, how I love her so
She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

Solos

Oh,

She cowgirl’s hard, she likes it rough
She wants it fast and can’t get enough
Hey, I don’t mind, how I love her so
She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

She cowgirl’s hard, I’ll never let her go

February 3, 2022

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Wistful, Women

Healing The Hurt Inside

If you see her walking along the beach
Watching the ocean as it smoothly sways
And wondering what's going on with her
She's sorting out memories of those days

When she held that boy so tightly
When they'd feel so free outside
When the answer to their problems
Was in a Harley Davidson ride
Wondering if she'll ever see him again
She's knowing it might take a while
She's healing the hurt inside of her
and she could use a friendly smile

If you feel like it quietly approach her
She'll see you as a pleasant surprise
Just be naturally the person you are
As you gently look into her eyes
And she'll often look away from you
but she'll welcome your kind soul
Know she'll still be thinking of him
and when he played that leading role

When she held that boy so tightly
When they'd feel so free outside
When the answer to their problems
Was in a Harley Davidson ride
Wondering if she'll ever see him again
or if he'll write letters, maybe call
She may be healing the hurt inside of her
But you could end up being her windfall

You could end up being her windfall

January 28, 2022

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Adult Themes, Ballad, Country Song, Inspired by People, Introspective, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Optimism, Piano Song, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Women, Young Love

Country Girl

She’ll have bright eyes
And highlighted hair
That girl will be kind
And will treat me fair

I like a good ol’ gal
Who likes to have fun
She’ll be my best pal
But she’ll be the one

Who’ll go out on the dance floor
With her girlfriends in the bar 
In public she’ll be a sweetheart
At home she’ll be my superstar
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even a carnival tilt a whirl
With a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl
Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

She’ll love her horses
At her Daddy’s farm
When we’re on the town
She’ll always take my arm

She’ll be sentimental
And share her fond memories
Of all the good times she’s had
With the sisters from her sorority

She’ll head out on the dance floor
All eyes’ll be on her from the bar 
Everywhere she’ll be a sweetheart
And she’ll be my superstar
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even the Boardwalk tilt a whirl
With a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl
Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

Wearin’ those high rise jeans
And loves her broken in boots
She’s good friends with Mama
And she’s proud of her roots
Family’s important to her
And her friends are too
She’s obsessed with Leann Rimes
And her favorite song is “Blue”

She’ll out drink me at the bar
And she might be a pool shark
Everywhere she’ll be a sweetheart
But she won’t be a walk in the park
I’ll take her anywhere for kicks
Even a State Fair tilt a whirl
She’ll have a goofy grin on her face
Oh, but she’s gotta be a country girl

Yeah she’s gotta be a country girl

August 13, 2021
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Adult Themes, Ballad, Country Song, Love, Lyrics, Naughty, No Music Yet, Relationships, Romance, Women, Young Love

She Knows How

She does the dishes
She folds the clothes
She manages the home
Dinner delights my nose
Oh, it’s plain to see
She knows how
To get a rise out of me

She picks up the kids
And doesn’t complain
She cuddles close
When it starts to rain
Oh, it’s meant to be
She knows how
To get a rise out of me

She loves her Mama
She loves her Daddy
When I’m in the rough
She’s my caddy
And she grabs my club
And tells me to
Put it in the hole
And I do, Hell yeah, I do…

When I’ve had enough
She brings me a beer
And she whispers softly
In my eager ear
Soon enough,
I’m flying free…
How does she know
How to get a rise out of me?

She sure knows how
To get a rise out of me

July 4, 2021

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Denial, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Lyrics, Marriage, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Piano Song, Relationships, Toxic True Love, Wistful, Women

Can After Can

She checks her appointment book the night before
And gets dressed for bed then closes the door
Then falls asleep to her favorite Netflix show

It’s the one about the detectives who solve crimes
They speak in logic, not in couplet rhymes, and
I sleep beside her but there are secrets I don’t know

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past, where she felt so low

I see her there as I try to sleep again
But I then think about the moments when
I said bad things I know I regret now

I’d move out ashamed just to leave her be, but
We’ve already built our own family, and
If there’s a solution for that, I’ll figure out how

And when she
Looks out the window her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

And I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo
Oh yeah, I love her so, like cowboys love the Rodeo

When she
Looks out the window, her eyes turn green
And she thinks of the days when they were fucking mean
She loves them so, but she needs to let them go
Or she’ll
Take it all out on the kids, take it all out on me as she
Drinks can after can, there’s still misery
All about the past where she felt so low

In the here and now, it seems like she'll never grow
Oh yeah, in the here and now, it seems like she’ll never grow

June 10, 2021
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Autobiographical, Failed Relationships, Grief Song, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Inspired By Situations, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Relationships, Romance, Wistful, Women, Young Love

She Almost Had Me There

She met me through my father
He mentioned I liked jazz bands, too
So she got in touch with me one day
Going out seemed like the thing to do

We went to see Wally and his band
We took a day trip down to Santa Cruz
Hit the coasters, ate some corn dogs
Love seemed effortless to choose

She almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

I took her to a couple weddings
Of good friends of mine back then
I had been thinking of getting serious
It really was just a matter of when

We shared incredible chemistry
We bought each other cute little rings
To remind us of the love we shared
And we got each other things

Yeah she almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

We almost could have done it
Sealing the deal just wasn’t in the deck
And when I drove home after the breakup
I was an absolute fucking wreck

I was listening to a tape by Matthew Sweet
Singing about some fictional romance
I remembered when we saw Indigo Swing
She kissed me sweetly during that dance

Yeah she almost had me there
She almost tugged me closer to her chest
She almost could have been my girl now
Oh how I thought she’d stay the best
My friends were surprised and I was too
We dated longer than other girls they knew
When she said it was over, truth is I cared
Cause she almost had me there

Yeah she almost had me there
Yeah she almost had me there
Oh, she almost had me there
Yeah she almost had me there

May 31, 2021

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About a Friend, Adult Themes, Autobiographical, Country Song, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Inspired by People, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Old Wounds, Optimism, Relationships, Unrequited, Wistful, Women, Young Love

When She Looks Back

There’s a friend of mine
She’s got kids and a home
But the guy is gone
And she doesn’t understand why
She’s got a good job
At a big ol’ company
She has a close-knit family
She can’t see why he said goodbye

And when she looks back
She sees the white picket fence
She sees her incredible parents
Who were married for years and years
And when she looks back
She sees she was raised up right
She’s into forgiving after a fight
Loves laughing instead of tears
She can’t figure out what she did wrong
As she listens to her favorite song
When she looks back

I don’t know her that well, really
She’s my social media friend
And I will sometimes pretend
I knew her back in High School
And she’s in the same year as me
Class of 87, named University
Studied Communication & Speech
While I was just a quiet pining fool

And when I see her smile
As I check her Instagram
I don’t see imperfection
Oh, I think, “Hot Damn”

And when she looks back
I know it’s not me she sees, it’s him
Who played on that team in the gym
Who she fell for so long ago
And when she looks back
I can’t help but look back too
And see the hell he put her through
There’s so much I want her to know
Cause when she looks back,
It’s not a place that she should go

Cause when she looks back
She sees the white picket fence
She sees her incredible parents
Who were married for years and years
And when she looks back
She sees she was raised up right
She’s into forgiving after a fight
Loves laughing instead of tears
She can’t figure out what she did wrong
As she listens to her favorite song
But there’s so much in front of her on the road
As she looks back, As she looks back
Oh, she don’t have to look back no more

April 23, 2021

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Adult Themes, Americana, Ballad, Country Song, Failed Relationships, Growing Up, Inspired By Situations, Introspective, Love, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Nostalgia, Relationships, Women

Here’s the Good Part

Things have been shaping up
Things are really great now
Better than a year ago
I got out of the cellar somehow
It was right around the the time
When you ghosted me
And I figured out for myself
We were no baffling mystery

And here’s the good part
The part when I didn’t cry
When knew I’d move on
Cause it was all a lie
Yeah here’s the good part
You didn’t break my heart
You hit the road, really showed
Me what we couldn’t be
And here’s the good part
I don’t mind being single and free

I bought a mountain bike
And a bunch of sportswear
I started an Insta account
And posted my selfies there
I got my first batch of likes
It felt so great to just create
And nurture my yearning soul
With solid habits & better state

And here’s the good part
I fell in love with life again
I didn’t get sad and hide
Thinkin’ about way back when
And here’s the good part
It was an honest gift from you
It was the right thing to do
The catch & release,
you’re no missing piece
What we had wasn’t true
And here’s the good part
Instead of falling apart, I grew

That’s the good part
That’s the good part
Yeah that’s the good part
Instead of falling apart
I grew, I grew
and I hope you did, too
Oh, I hope, I hope
and pray you did too.

April 7, 2021

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Adult Themes, Americana, Country Song, Failed Relationships, Heartbreak, Inspired By Situations, Lyrics, No Music Yet, Old Wounds, Relationships, Snarky, Women

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
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