That Horse That You Can't Ride

artist: Moe Bandy 1984




THAT HORSE THAT YOU CANT RIDE
Moe Bandy

His boots were all beat up from the dust and the weather.
His face and hands were tanned like sun dried leather.
He rolled a bull duram reefer, as he thumbed my diesel down.
He said he had just blew dallas on the first wind out of town.

He must have read my face, i didn't think it was showing.
Anyway that old cow poke had a way of knowing.
He said judging from the way your broken up inside.
My guess woud be that you just found that horse that you can't ride.

We all find that horse that we can't ride.
He kicks you in the heart and leaves you laying in your pride.
But every cowboy worth his salt knows its worth a little hide.
To fall and get back up on that horse that he can't ride.

He said son now I have done an awful lot of living.
It's too late for me to ever be forgiven.
The devil holds the mortgage on my saddle and my soul.
'Cause i left heaven crying on a ranch in old paso.

We split a pint or two by the time we got to austin.
He told me how he loved it and then he told me how he lost it.
When nothing meets nowhere with nowhere.
I stopped and let him down.

He said son now this is where you are headed,
If you don't turn this rig around..

We all find that horse that we can't ride.
He kicks you in the heart and leaves you laying in your pride.
But every cowboy worth his salt knows its worth a little hide.
To fall and get back up on that horse that he can't ride.

Lyrics: from song.