"Voodoo Cowboy" as written by and Henry James Angus....
His mother was a snake
His father was a scarecrow
Born in the desert with his hat on his head
Never missed a shot
Sharp as a Pharaoh
Tequilla in the sunrise
The desert was his bed
Now he could dance the barn dance
Like nobody before him
But no woman would take him
Cos his eyes were rather strange
In them you could see the emptiness of the desert
Yellow like a scarecrow
Black like a snake

He was a voodoo cowboy
And he had never found a girl to call his own
On and on and on
That lonely cowboy
But a cowboy's never really
Cowboy's never really alone
Really alone

He had a horse
Whose name was Plenty
And they saw things no man or beast should ever seen
Out in the redness
Out in the empty
Where ghosts and spirits walk around like you and me

He met a girl
Called Annabelle
And she was just the prettiest thing he'd ever seen
Under a lake at the edge of the world
He met a girl
Walking through the edges of his dreams

Because you see
He was a voodoo cowboy
And he was following a psychedelic stream
on and on and on
That lonely cowboy
But a cowboy's never really
Cowboy's never really deceived
Really deceived

So they rode down
Under the water
And the sunset made a fire above his head
In search of warmth in search of love
In search of heaven above
But all he felt was cold
And all he touched was wet
But he could see her down a little bit deeper
And all he wanted was to hold her to his chest
So he reached out and she reached out
And he touched her
And she drew him in
And kissed him as he breathed his final breath

Because you see
He was a voodoo cowboy
And he had finally found a girl to call his own
on and on and on
Lucky lucky cowboy
Because cowboy's almost always
Cowboy's almost always die alone
Die alone
They die alone
They die alone

Lyrics submitted by marank

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    General CommentAww, I rather liked this song, but nobody seems interested in expressing their opinion on it. Sadface.

    Anyway, I just love "Yellow like a scarecrow, black like a snake", and the last chorus always does it for me!
    Fogoldon April 22, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree. I just love everything about this song. It's fairly self-explanatory if you take the lyrics literally, but you don't have to. To me it speaks of a lonely life, longing, and finally belonging, to somebody, at least for a little while. Isn't that what we all search for?

    (I think it's kind of sweet how he'd do anything to be with her, even though it kills him. Doesn't your brain create the most awesome imagery when you're listening to this song?)
    wildlionon November 18, 2009   Link

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