"The Beaches Of Cheyenne" as written by and Bryan Glenn/brooks Kennedy....
They packed up all his buckles and shipped his saddle to his dad
And by the way the house looked, she must have took it bad
The workers come on Monday to fix the door and patch the wall
They say she just went crazy the night she got the call

He was up in Wyoming and drew a bull no man could ride
He promised her he'd turn own well it turned out that he lied
And the dreams that they'd been living in the California sand
Died right there beside him in Cheyenne

They say she just went crazy screamin' out his name
She ran out into the ocean and to this day they claim
That if you go down by the water you'll see her footprints in the sand
'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne

They never found her body, just her diary by the bed
It told about the fight they had and the words that she had said
When he told her he was ridin' she said, 'Then I don't give a damn
If you never come back from Cheyenne?

They say she just went crazy screamin' out his name
She ran out into the ocean and to this day they claim
That if you go down by the water you'll see her footprints in the sand
'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne

Nobody can explain it, some say she's still alive
They'd even claim they've seen her on the shoreline late at night
And if you go down by the water, you'll see her footprints in the sand
'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne

'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne


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"The Beaches of Cheyenne" as written by Bryan Glenn/brooks Kennedy

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    General CommentI am from Cheyenne, was even in the stands the day Lane Frost died at the CFD rodeo in 1989. (I was ten yrs old that summer :), ahh the memories) Growing up in Cheyenne always heard that song was about Lane Frost in a round-a-bout way. Some of it would match up anyway. Now "the beaches of Cheyenne".... for years I thought of that. I always thought that part maybe in reference to the "sand" like dirt that makes up the rodeo arena. "Every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne"- her mourning ghost walking around the rodeo arena where her man died. Just my opinion as a Cheyenne native. :) No matter, it is a BEAUTIFUL song by Garth.
    spannafredon January 25, 2011   Link
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    General Commenti feel that this song is talking about the death of Lane Frost in a roundabout way. Not everything falls in place, but alot of the things are the same.
    FstGSR2on July 21, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song is special to me because this girl i once knew perished like the girl in the song. She was interesting because she found a cyst in her left breast and had to have it removed. thanks for you patience through the tought times

    Mooshi-Mooshion July 22, 2002   Link
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    General Commentthis song pretty much explains itself but it means a lot to me. Everytime I hear it, it makes me think that this tuff actually does happen. Lovers lose each other and I thin k this song rocks!
    jenelle182on August 19, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI always wondered if this song was written in memory of Lane Frost... Would anybody happen to know?

    R.I.P. Lane =( ... One day I'll ride a bull and I'll ride it in memory of you!
    Surfpicoon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentNot sure if it's an indirect reference to Lane Frost especially sine he died in Cheyenne as well.

    To me, the song is about a woman losing it because her cowboy man because of what she had told him before he left.

    He wanted to ride the bull "no man could ride" and "promised her he'd turn out" which is another way of saying he promised he'd come back to her during their fight after she found out what he was planning on doing-

    "When he told her he was ridin'
    She said then I don't give a damn
    If you never come back from Cheyenne"

    She now feels unimaginable guilt because she feels as though his death is her fault. It's like in the movies or TV when someone says "I hope you die", not really meaning it and having it be only a figure of speech to show anger and/or disgust, and the person really does pass away.

    "And to this day they claim
    That if you go down by the water
    And see her footprints in the sand
    'Cause every night she walks the beaches of Cheyenne "

    is a reference to the fact that her ghost now haunts the beaches of where he passed away, Cheyenne.

    Basically the woman was so overcome with guilt at what she said to her man ("I don't give a damn...") that she committed suicide by drowning herself and now her ghost haunts the place he passed away at.
    GrtOne41on January 25, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAnother great from Garth. I got into an argument with my mom once & told her i wished she was dead. A few weeks later she got in a horrible car wreck. The first thing I thought when my sister told me was "then i don't give a damn if you never come back from cheyenne" & i (understandably i hope) freaked out. Great song. (oh! and she was banged up pretty bad, but alright in the end)
    cnfsdyoieon December 02, 2006   Link
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    General CommentAlways wondered if it was Lane Frost too...

    But a great song nevertheless, But I never understod the Beaches Of Cheyenne part
    theduckslayer09on January 30, 2007   Link
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    General CommentDoes anybody else think this song might kinda of be a follow up to Rodeo?
    tngbnhdon April 21, 2007   Link
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    General CommentYeah I have to say, this song is great, but ever since I was a kid ive never understood the beaches part.
    oocaptainooon April 26, 2007   Link

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