Cowboy Heart

Before you ride into the sunset

Before we say our last goodbye

There’s some things I gotta tell you

Been weighing heavy on my mind

Going on without you, damn, it’s gonna be hard

But I’ll be alright if I’m half the man you are

Chorus:

Strong as a hickory tree

Wise as a man could be

So much more than callouses and scars

You’re John Wayne fighting proud

And you say what you mean right out loud

Whenever I get lost you’re my Northern Star

I’m gonna miss your cowboy heart

When I was seventeen and crazy

I stole your keys and I flipped your truck

You didn’t yell, you didn’t ground me

Just made me work till I paid it off

You were tough but always fair and I bet you never knew

Even when we were fighting I wanted to be just like you

Bridge:

It beats inside me now

But I’ll always remember how (you were)

© 2014 John Cirillo/Sam Gyllenhaal