My Favourite Cowboy

from by Shiloh Lindsey

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A song of love and forgiveness for my Dad, who is and will always be my favourite Cowboy. I wrote this when I was 20.


Now I realize that you'll never change
Though I really wish you would one day
I remember sitting in the driveway drawing faces in the sand
And you walked up to me with sun at your back
And it silhouettes you perfectly
Like a shadow on the wall
You should be getting closer to me
But it's not that way at all

Will I see you around
In a bar downtown
Drinking whiskey with your friends
Telling them all the dreams that you once had
All the dreams that you once had
But you let them slip away

All I wanted to be was a sparkle in your eye
Maybe I was all this time
I remember driving down the road with you
With Johnny Cash playing on the 8-track
And your old cowboy hat is still hanging on my wall
It's waiting for you to come back home


I should have known
by the rusty nail in the crumbling wall
That it would eventually fall
Well this ain't Hollywood
And we're not on the set of some Spaghetti Western
There are no perfect heroes that Clint Eastwood or John Wayne would have played
You're still my favourite, You're my favourite Cowboy


from For My Smoke, released June 15, 2005
Written by Shiloh Lindsey
Recorded & produced by John Ellis



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Shiloh Lindsey Vancouver, British Columbia

Shiloh Lindsey is a storyteller. Her meticulous songcrafting builds rich at every layer, like a master chemist of harmonies and human connections, churning the sheer vulnerability and preciousness of life into charged, haunting alt-country. Love may come and go, morning drifts in then daylight disappears, but rest assured, one little fire is burning ever bright. ... more

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