"North Dakota" as written by Lyle Pearce Lovett and Willis Alan Ramsey....
The boys from North Dakota
They drink whiskey for their fun
And the cowboys down in Texas
They polish up their guns
And they look across the border
To learn the ways of love

If you love me, say I love you
If you love me, say I do
If you love me, say I love you
If you love me, say I do
And you can say I love you
And you can say I do

So I drank myself some whiskey
And I dreamed I was a cowboy
And I rode across the border

If you love me, say I love you
If you love me, take my hand
If you love me, say I love you
If you love me, take my hand
And you can say I love you
And you can have my hand

I remember in the mornings
Waking up
With your arms around my head
You told me you can sleep forever
And I'll still hold you then

Now the weather's getting colder
It's even cold down here
And the words that you have told me
Hang frozen in the air
And sometimes I look right through them
As if they were not there

And the boys from North Dakota
They drink whiskey for their fun
And the cowboys down in Texas
They polish up their guns
And they look across the border
To learn the ways of love


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"North Dakota" as written by Willis Alan Ramsey Lyle Pearce Lovett

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    General CommentI think the chorus of this song talks about cowboys with lovers in Mexico, and possibly Canada. The song as a whole, though, is pretty clearly a love song, although the specific meaning is, to me, unclear. Any help?
    danielson July 09, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI think this is one of Lyle's many love and love lost songs. If you look at the second half of the song, there is a definite indication of losing and failing the lover that was once there. And even after experiencing the loss, the cowboy still makes the same mistake by looking somewhere else for affection.
    jensedaon December 05, 2005   Link

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