well we rode into town like a couple of fools
high on the mezcal, bent low on my mule
i's just trying to find some place where a man might find some rest
wash the tears from my eyes and the blood from my vest

one lonesome saddle
one long and lonesome ride
one lonely cowboy
pining a woman unkind

walked into the saloon on my feet that felt like lead
cold steel hammer pounding into the back of my head
i raise up my glass to the quick and to the dead
saying hey he ain't heavy and a bottle of red

one lonesome saddle
one long and lonesome ride
one lonely cowboy
pining a woman unkind

as the glass it left my lips, i felt her hand upon me
her smile it was so warm but her eyes were so cold
she says to me now, "won't you please walk beside me"
i just shut my mouth and i did as i was told

one lonesome saddle
one long and lonesome ride
one lonely cowboy
pining a woman, cold-hearted woman
pining a woman unkind


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    General Commentno comments!? SUCH a lovely song.
    seethesailboaton June 08, 2009   Link
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    General CommentSeethesailboat, I think it's because that album is fairly hard to get. But you're right, this is a truly beautiful song. I absolutely love it. I think his new album sounds a lot more like this one than Trouble or Gossip in the Grain. Or Till the Sun Turns Black.

    To me, he's in love with an Estella-like character. Someone who is beautiful yet cold, and it causes him pain wherever he is.
    brokenleaveson August 25, 2010   Link

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