"The Poet" as written by and Ryan Bingham....
And as I get long gone
Out where the wind blows
The desert sky, she flies by for miles

And as I keep walkin'
People keep a-talkin'
About things they've never seen or done

Homeless sleep in the park
Sweet hearts kiss in the dark
I myself just move on through town

Moon keeps on shinin'
And the rich keep on dinin'
And, oh, how I love the highway sun

And out to the back
The poet writes his songs in blood

Where the coyotes are callin'
Stars keep on fallin'
Your mother, she won't be around

A feather blows down the road
And the wind is cold, your wings are broke
And your heart is livin' on the run

Lonely and wasted
Her eyes replaced it
And I don't think I'll make another mile

Town to town I run
My horse ain't too drunk
The wind is singin' to the sun

And out to the back
The poet writes his songs in blood

But the jukebox is barkin'
I'm just gettin' started
I've yet to see the light of day

Senoritas lose it
To the Mariachi music
'Cause New York is too far away

And the band keeps on playin'
With beer bottles breakin'
And the barmaid, I heard she pulled the gun

Poet takes a pistol
Points it at this sister
Says, "Honey, your day is done"

And out to the back
The poet writes his song in blood
Out to the back
The poet writes his song in blood


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"The Poet" as written by Ryan Bingham George Ryan Bingham

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    General CommentI love this song but the lyrics are weak. "Out to the back" isn't descriptive. "After the fight" or "After the pipe" or something else is better. How does the poet pull a pistol on his sister when he is sitting out back? How does he know the barmaid's pulled a gun? Why does the barmaid pull a gun just before the poet pulls a gun? Is the barmaid the poet?

    And "how I love the highway sun" should be "how I love the highway song", anyone who has spent much time on the road knows the highway song, but the sun on the highway is just the same as the sun on Manhattan.

    And "my horse ain't too drunk?" wtf? That's just filling in a sound rather than a meaning.Make the horse a harley and then "Out on the bike the poet writes his song in blood" - anyone who has laid down a harley on the highway knows that blood very well.

    Anyone care to sharpen up Ryan's lyrics?
    broadpathon July 11, 2013   Link

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