"Lonesome Cowboy" as written by and Chris De Burgh....
There was a lonesome cowboy, who rode his horse all day,
At night he slept in the moonlight, till he heard that midnight train

And then that lonesome cowboy, looked up at the stars in the sky,
"I will leave my land and my horses, on that midnight train I will ride,

To the city, far across the plains,
To that city, on that midnight train, here it comes,
Choo choo choo, on that midnight train,"

And then that lonesome cowboy, stepped into a bar,
A pretty girl slid over nice and easy, "Boy your money won't go far."

She took him outside to an alley, he got dragged into a fight,
And a bullet sent him dying, and he cursed that moonless night,

In that city, far across the plains,
In that city, he should hear that midnight train, down the line,
Choo choo choo, he could hear that midnight train,

And now that lonesome cowboy, is lain beneath the clay,
His horses they're still waiting, for he is gone away;

Now if you think the grass is greener on the far side of the hill,
All you cowboys: take it easy, there's no grass there at all,

In that city, far across the plains,
In that city, you'd better miss that midnight train, here it comes,
Choo choo choo, you'd better miss that midnight train,
Choo choo choo, that train is coming for you.


Lyrics submitted by Bobo192

"Lonesome Cowboy" as written by Chris De Burgh

Lyrics © BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

Lonesome Cowboy song meanings
Add your thoughts

1 Comment

sort form View by:
  • 0
    My InterpretationI wonder why no one has posted a comment on this amazing song yet! It is really nice and meaningful. it says you'd better be satisfied with what you have, sometimes being so ambitious causes danger, according to that saying "Everywhere you go, the sky is blue."
    Rmeenaon January 08, 2014   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain