"Troubadour" as written by Leslie Satcher and Monty Holmes....
I still feel 25
Most of the time
I still raise a little Cain with the boys
Honky Tonks and pretty women
But Lord I'm still right there with'em
Singing above the crowd and the noise

Sometimes I feel like Jesse James
Still trying to make a name
Knowing nothing's gonna change
What I am
I was a young troubador
When I wrote in on a song
And I'll be an old troubador
When I'm gone

Well the truth about a mirror
Is that a damn old mirror
Don't really tell the whole truth
It don't show what's deep inside
Or read between the lines
And it's really no reflection of my youth

Sometimes I feel like Jesse James
Still trying to make a name
Knowing nothing's gonna change
What I am
I was a young troubador
When I wrote in on a song
And I'll be an old troubador
When I'm gone

I was a young troubador
When I wrote in on a song
And I'll be an old troubador
When I'm gone
I'll be an old troubador
When I'm gone


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"Troubadour" as written by Leslie Winn Satcher Monty Holmes

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    General Commentman...nobody's commented on this song yet? This is one of my favourite George Strait songs. Troubadours were composers of songs or poems who flourished from about 1100 to about 1300.

    What I gather from it, is that he's saying even though he's getting older, he still fondly remembers his young days and still lives them.

    As far as the second verse goes, I'd say that could be interpreted as when you look in the mirror, it only shows you the outside, (face value) of a person, and doesn't show their personality.

    The song as a whole I think is about life's journey, and about how everyone is always on one continuous trek that never ends until you're 6 feet under. I can feel what George is singing about...I'm going to be 23 soon a senior in college, and boy do I miss being 18 and a senior in high school...best times of my life.
    Gold Star Delion September 23, 2008   Link
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    General CommentYeah, if you've made it from 18 to 23, you've just about seen it all. The good times are behind you now.
    LegalWeaselon November 16, 2008   Link
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    General CommentEven though George doesn't write most of his songs, you would think he would've wrote this one, considering it sounds like his personal life story. It's amazing how after 30 years of being in the business George is not only still performing, but he still has a successful career, & hasn't lost touch with his fanbase or been dropped from his record label, as many "old" artists tend to do so. He has over 50 #1 hits on the country chart, & amazingly he's still as popular today as he was in '82!
    jtm101583on February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI agree Gold Star Deli. Im a freshmen in college, and I already miss High School. But when I think about it, it reminds me to keep having fun while Im young.

    Great song.
    guitarplayer180on April 08, 2009   Link

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