Riding the range
The Good Sons (with Townes van Zandt)

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Well the Cowboys are gathering tonight by the side of the river
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They've been bussed in from east side to find their own piece of the west.
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With their six-pack and six-guns, cloth caps and stetsons,
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Maybe you might think it's strange
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But don't worry momma, these boys are just riding the range.

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All the cowgirls get branded somewhere in the back of a trailer,
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It'll be same time and same place next week, just a different man
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A man who is stronger, and younger, and longer,
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And one who's not drunk for a change
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But what can you do when these boys go out riding the range?

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It's the range that they cling to, when the're out on their own
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It's the range that makes them feel at home
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Every night you can see them, they're fighting their own chaperone,
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But every night they somehow make it home.

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In the morning they're waking beneath their fish and chip paper
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The story of last night is written in stains on their shirt
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From a north coastal guest house to a Tennessee road house,
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Some behaviour you just can't explain,
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But come Friday evening those boys are out riding the range
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I said next Friday evening take me out riding the range.

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