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Paula Cole

Where Have All the Cowboys Gone

Lyrics

playOh you get me ready in your 56 Chevy
playWhy don't we go sit down in the shade
playTake shelter on my front porch
playThe dandy lion sun scorching,
playLike a glass of cold lemonade
playI will do laundry
playif you pay all the bills

playWhere is my John Wayne
playWhere is my prairie song
playWhere is my happy ending
playWhere have all the cowboys gone

playWhy don't you stay the evening
playkick back and watch the TV
playAnd I'll fix a little something to eat
playOh I know your back hurts
playfrom working on the tractor
playHow do you take your coffee my sweet
playI will raise the children
playif you pay all the bills

playWhere is my John Wayne
playWhere is my prairie song
playWhere is my happy ending
playWhere have all the cowboys gone

playI am wearing my new dress tonight
playBut you don't,
playbut you don't even notice me
playSay goodbyes
playSay goodbyes
playSay goodbyes

playWe finally sell the Chevy
playWhen we had another baby
playAnd you took the job in Tennessee
playYou made friends at the farm
playAnd you joined them at the bar
playAlmost every single day of the week

playI will wash the dishes while you go have a beer
playWhere is my Marlboro man
playWhere is his shiny gun
playWhere is my lonely ranger
playWhere have all the cowboys gone
playYippee yo, yippee yeah

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meaningMeaning

Paula Cole plays the part of a lonely woman pining for her "John Wayne" , a beer-drinking kind of guy who will keep her happily barefoot and pregnant while he works on his tractor and spends the day at the bar

She's happy to be his housewife while he provides for the family, but after a while lethargy sets in and her cowboy is more of a bum, hanging out at the bar while she takes care of the household.

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vocabulary Vocabulary

Kick back

slang: relax

  1. We're having a kickback

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