There's many a strange impulse out on the plains of West Texas;
There's many a young boy who feels things he don't comprehend.
Well small town don't like it when somebody falls between sexes,
No, small town don't like it when a cowboy has feelings for men.

Well I believe in my soul that inside every man there's a feminine,
And inside every lady there's a deep manly voice loud and clear.
Well, a cowboy may brag about things that he does with his women,
But the ones who brag loudest are the ones that are most likely queer.

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other
What did you think those saddles and boots was about?
There's many a cowboy who don't understand the way that he feels towards his brother,
Inside every cowboy there's a lady who'd love to slip out.

Ten men for each woman was the rule way back when on the prairie,
And somehow those cowboys must have kept themselves warm late at night.
Cowboys are famous for getting riled up about fairies,
But I'll tell you the reason a big strong man gets so uptight:

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other
That's why they wear leather, and Levi's and belts buckled tight.
There's many a cowboy who don't understand the way that he feels towards his brother;
There's many a cowboy who's more like a lady at night.

Well there's always somebody who says what the others just whisper,
And mostly that someone's the first one to get shot down dead:
When you talk to a cowboy don't treat him like he was a sister
Don't mess with the lady that's sleepin' in each cowboy's head.

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other
Even though they take speed and drive pickups and shoot their big guns;
There's many a cowboy who don't understand the way that he feels towards his brother;
There's many a cowboy who keeps quiet about things he's done.


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    General CommentWillie can sing whatever he wants!!!!

    What is it with the sudden outrage about this song?

    At the Willie concert at the Tyler Oil Palace Saturday night there was a butt load of complaing rednecks!!!

    I bet if they really knew he was a weed smoking hippy they would be amazed...
    vexy5260on February 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentOh, this must be the funniest lyrics I've read for quite a while.
    Never heard the song though.
    FreeAsABirdon June 19, 2006   Link
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    General CommentIt´s strange that this song wasn´t included on the Brokeback Mountain-soundtrack.
    McAnon July 22, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWhat's funny is that I bet a large portion of the idiotic rednecks complaining are hypocrites. They complain about "queers", but hoot and hollar at two women kissing.

    And truthfully, whose the bigger perv? The two women may have an excuse, because they have actual feelings, beyond just lust. Billie Bob over in the corner wacking off watching them is just trying to get his nut off.
    binormalon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentAnd both are still supporting "homosexual acts".
    binormalon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI just meant those last statements using their own logic, if you consider homosexuality a simple issue of "perversion" (which I don't). It's not as simple as just a lifestyle they choose to live that they can change at the drop of a hat, like people change their underwear.
    binormalon May 01, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat did you think those saddles and boots was about?

    Willie's being ridiculous here quite alot.
    How are you supposed to ride horses without saddles and boots?
    (ok you could, but it's quite alot more dangerous, if you're not quite as good as an Indian warrior)

    I ride practically every day, often with boots, because they protect your horses pelt and your feet from rubbing up.

    I can Imagine cowboys are great friends, and often close, but in NO WAY are there any significant gays among them any more than in the rest of the population.

    This whole public gay stuff is a bit annoying and stupid, I also don't walk around announcing that I'm a straight hetero...
    bloodomenon April 08, 2008   Link
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    General Commentbloodomen - Chill out, it's OK
    Anus_Presleyon May 21, 2008   Link
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    General Commentok Anus. lol, what a name.

    reminds me of the song "a boy named Sue" by johnny cash :)
    bloodomenon September 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThis song is funny and it's also true. There are lots of gay cowboys, both real rural working-calss ones and the "urban cowboy" types who just like the clothes. There are gay rodeos, gay country western bars, and a gay shooting club which is called the Pink Pistols.
    amymonkeyon August 31, 2010   Link

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