JOHN DENVER lyrics - Best Of John Denver Live

I Rather Be A Cowboy (Lady Chains)

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This song appears on six albums, and was first released on the Farewell Andromeda Album, and has also been released on the Changes, Country Classics, The Country Roads Collection and The Rocky Mountain Collection Albums. A live version also appears on The Best of John Denver Live Album. Jesse went away last summer, a couple of months ago After all our time together, it was hard to see her go She called me right up when she arrived, asked me one more time to come Or livin' on an LA freeway, Ain't my kinda havin' fun I think I'd rather be a cowboy I think I'd rather ride the reigns I think I'd rather be a cowboy Then to lay me down and love the lady's chains We were just beginnin', it was such an easy way Layin' back up in the mountains, makin' songs for summer days She got tired of pickin' daisies, cookin' my meals for me She can live the life she wants to, yes, it's alright with me I think I'd rather be a cowboy I think I'd rather ride the reigns I think I'd rather be a cowboy Then to lay me down and love the lady's chains I'd rather live on the side of a mountain Than wander through canyons of concrete and steel I'd rather laugh with the rain and the sunshine Then lay down my sun down in some starry field Oh, but I miss her in the morning, when I awake alone The absence of her laughter, is a cold and empty sound But her memory always makes me smile, and I want you to know I love her yes I love her, just enough to let her go I think I'd rather be a cowboy I think I'd rather ride the reigns I think I'd rather be a cowboy Then to lay me down and love the lady's chains I think I'd rather be a cowboy I think I'd rather ride the reigns I think I'd rather be a cowboy Then to lay me down and love lady's chains Words and music by John Denver

Rodeo Hand

JOHNNY CASH "Sings The Ballads Of The True West"
He's a rodeo hand a dyin' breed driftin' like a tumble weed Rollin' where the urge tells him to go And all this cowboy really needs is a tank of gas and entry fees To get him to the next big rodeo Now most athletes take alfalfa pills and super B's A cowboy don't need all that motern stuff A cowboy's gotta be lean and mean he trains on caffine and nicotine And them all night drives help to make him tough He's underfed and under paid and too damn hungry to be afraid Some where between the crazy and insane Cowboys ain't afraid pf dyin' shoot he'd even ride a red eyed Lion If you'd show him where to take the rein Now the only coach a cowboy needs is a growlin' gut that says come on let's eat So tonight cowboy you better make a winning ride Bout the only thing that makes him go Is that big gold buckle waitin' down the road And a bad case of too much cowboy pride

So You Want To Be A Cowboy Singer

WAYLON JENNINGS "Waylon And Company"
[Tony:] City light are shining like diamonds Coming from the southwestern lows Big jet engines screaming like ten thousand horses Another town, another show. [Waylon:] I don't talk about the women that I've known from time to time You know that I just can't be alone You know there's no one waiting for me anywhere That I love, like I love the one at home, love the one at home. [Chorus:] So you want to be a cowboy singer It can make you rich or make you poor Just turn it loose, let it out, and hook em' down the road There's always room for one more. [Waylon & Tony:] Sometimes when I look into the mirror I can see that I've been crazy now and then The lines on my face won't tell you where I'm going But it sure as hell can tell you where I've been. [Chorus:] So you want to be a cowboy singer Pick them ol' guitars every night If you're ever down around Corpus Christi Texas Be sure to tell them all, I said, ''Hi.'' "tell 'em me an' ol' Waylon said hi.''...

Movie

HOODIE ALLEN "People Keep Talking"
[Verse 1:] She got an ass like her mama's, call that Julia Roberts This pretty lady is crazy cause she addicted to drama I'm tryna keep it romantic, I'm like Matthew McConaugh Don't need to be a detective to figure out that she want it She ride around in a Cadi, probably bought by her father She loves to listen to oldies and wear her hair like Madonna She tell her dad I'm a doctor, I think that she clueless I only play one on TV like I'm a young George Clooney Dawg I was destined for movies, getting better when older You need to get (get) that (that) dirt off your shoulder If you are slacking a bunch, pack it up Got a Wahlberg flow, packing a punch Billy Madison I'm never packing a lunch But I'm eating y'all raps cause you snacking it much I'm just a fighter, an All-American psycho rapper I Minnie Driver these girls crazy, there ain't no after I'm on that Casablanca, watch out homie this is classic My life reality television, ain't no one acting [Hook:] The city can be mine But you just need to stop and learn your lines Hey girl, well let's make a movie You can be my leading lady beauty Grab your camera, don't be shy Things ain't always black and white We can make this world into our movie [Verse 2:] These people asking me questions, they like "how did you do it?" Now the way we blowing up, it's like a Michael Bay movie I got a beautiful mind, so got these beautiful women They say you win some and lose some but all I'm doing is winning My life like Benjamin Button, let's go back to the future And start it back in 2000 with just a mic and computer I was just writing these raps, trying to bring the whole city with me I went from being Home Alone and now I'm Richie, Richie I put my old life behind me, jumped in front of the camera I got these honeys going crazy, call that Jessica Alba These other rappers are like how come they can't get to where I did Vring vring, here come Johnny homie I'm shining I got bad bitches on my dick, clips homie I'm grinding It's so dope, they go home to TiVo and rewind it Struggling rappers are acting like they some waiters now They busy watching me make it homie, you wait around [Hook:] The city can be mine But you just need to stop and learn your lines Hey girl, well let's make a movie You can be my leading lady beauty Grab your camera, don't be shy Things ain't always black and white We can make this world into our movie [Bridge:] Is it your eyes? Is it your hair? Is it your look? Is it your stare? I swear the camera love, love, love, love I swear the camera love you Is it your eyes? Is it your hair? Is it your look? Is it your stare? I'm tryna cut, cut Oh this is the cut - the director's cut [Hook:] Hey girl, well let's make a movie You can be my leading lady beauty Grab your camera, don't be shy Things ain't always black and white We can make this world into our movie [Outro:] Now let them horns play...

Little Lady

Roy Harper
I once held a lantern of love in my hands She was all I could see Kicking the brown leaves of childhoold around us We danced the deep sea That welled from the spring of the boy that I was Held in her flame Feeling her learning Watching her burning To see the first man I became Little lady Who made me Was it you Or is it that old unforgiveness That I can't forget I was her warchild and she was my wildcat We lived in a dream Broke up for summer unfolding the secret And woke up downstream Facing the current that said that we couldn't Go on Tearing the seed out With sharp tongues And no doubt Before it was born Little lady, etc Sometimes I cry in the flood of my guts Laughing in sadness Bursting with rage in the wounds of revenge Bleeding forgiveness It isn't you love or anything new I just tasted It's myself standing Standing watching me, Getting hung up Spaced and wasted Little lady, etc

Pain Is Love

JA RULE "Pain Is Love"
[Chorus: Ja Rule] Love don't love me Is the only thing that seems to hold me God can you explain why Love don't love me Is the only thing that seems to hold me God can you explain why [Ja Rule] I sit alone in my four cornered room staring at candles Gettin hot tryin to handle, this hand that's been dealt to me I don't need, especially in this world overwhelmed with greed See we cut from a different tree Y'all niggaz hope and I wish a nigga would fuck with INC Went through the troubles and the struggle of hustlin and runnin (what) So the ones that come behind don't' run through nothin They would fear no man but God and do a lot of frontin And I'm here to tell the world that pain is lovin' Like when I die I hope it rains Cuz if it does, that mean the lord shared them niggaz pain Here lie our man slain And I would get out the game if I could But I promised all my life to my kids I'd make good Can't stand my father and love my momma STILL I TRY, God can you explain why [Chorus] [Ja Rule] I live my life under pistol, cuz lately love ain't been a issue With who's gone miss you, when you dead and gone Will my name live on Or will I be the last to die and breathe and eat Cuz I need a little love and affection and baby I live like every day was my last one Dang, I've been living my life... (haha, yea) Like I'm a leave this world unmarked, smiles combed to horror For all them days when it rains And it feels like thangs ain't gettin no better for me Nobody loves me, sometimes I wish God could come down and hug me And wipe the tears from eyes Cuz in my heart I know only the strong survive And I die for my family, so they can live a better life I try, God can you explain why [Chorus] [Ja Rule] I'll sacrifice my life, fuck all the dumb shit Cuz being black and broke's gettin redundant My grow to be a world leader like X and King If I can live a longer than Pac and BIG What do () niggaz run red, you could tell by the lives we live If it changes it'll be God's prediction, so pain inflicted, like Jane's Addiction Live right like Christians, but dance with the death It's like callin' stones a devil, the road is unlevel Still I walk through the valleys of shadows of death gasping for air Breathe in my last breath My daughter told me first words, my son walked his first steps And all through life we anticipate death And if pain is truly love, for my family I DIE, God can you explain why [Chorus]

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