"Here Come Cowboys" as written by and Richard/butler Butler....
There are colors flashing
People wearing stars and stuff
There are engines cracking
There's a way to turn it off
It gets so hard at times
To take it serious
It really gets to be a drag
When all we really need is love

Here Come Cowboys
Here to save us all
Here Come Cowboys
They're so well inside the law
Here Come Cowboys
They're no fun at all

You've been waiting so long
You've been waiting for today
Don't you put yourself on
Don't you take yourself away
It gets so hard at times
To take it serious
It really gets to be a drag
When all we really need is love

Here Come Cowboys
Here to save us all
Here Come Cowboys
They're so well inside the law
Here Come Cowboys
They're no fun at all


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"Here Come Cowboys" as written by Timothy Butler Richard Lofthouse Butler

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    General CommentI believe this song is about America. The Americans fought in both World Wars and kept bases over in Europe decades after the last world war ended. The first two lines describe the American flag. The Cowboys did, with the help of the Soviets, save western Europe from the Nazis.
    destructingparabola1on January 11, 2011   Link
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    General CommentGenius song.. when you listen to it for the first time and don't pay that much attention to the lyrics, it seems like one of those good soft new wave songs of the 80's, but then when you focus more on the lyrics it's got such a powerfull message using sarcasm... genius to "hide" that in a soft, chill sound, in my opinion.

    Not that the lyrics and the music don't combine well.. they do, a lot.
    BrokenDickon September 02, 2011   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationSarcasm aimed at the impending ultra-conservative politics which would come to dominate the eighties...

    "here come cowboys
    they're no fun at all"

    and

    "it really gets to be a drag
    when all we really need is love"

    perhaps also a poke at the failure of the '60s generation to succeed in their aims which brought this mess about in the first place.
    Shatteron April 14, 2009   Link

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