I wake up in the morning, just glad my boots are on
Instead of empty in the whispering grasses,
Down the Five at Forest Lawn
On the set, the makeup girl brings me two raw eggs and a shot of gin
When I give it all up for that little blue pill
That promises to bring it all back to you again

Ride me down easy, ride me down easy friend
Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

Here in the canyons above Sunset, the desert don’t give up the fight
A coyote with someone’s Chihuahua in its teeth skitters ‘cross my veranda in the
night
Some lost sheep from Oklahoma sips her Mojito down at the Whiskey Bar
Smiles and says she thinks she remembers me from that commercial with the
credit card

Hell these days there ain’t no more, now there’s just again
Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

Sundays I take my El Camino, throw my saddle in and go
East to the desert where the charros, they still ride and rope
Our American brothers cross the wire and bring the old ways with them
Tonight the western stars are shining bright again

Once I was shot by John Wayne, yea, it was towards the end
That one scene's bought me a thousand drinks, set me up and I’ll tell it for you
friend

Here’s to the cowboys, and the riders in the whirlwind
Tonight the western stars are shining bright again
And the western stars are shining bright again

Tonight the riders on Sunset are smothered in the Santa Ana winds
The western stars are shining bright again
C’mon and ride me down easy, ride me down easy friend
‘Cause tonight the western stars are shining bright again

I woke up this morning just glad my boots were on

Original Post

They are good lyrics.

I don't know why but this song reminded me of a guy I knew in High School. I'm not sure why maybe I wish he was still here.  We weren't friends.  He was a Senior and I was a Sophomore.  We both played football so I knew him from the team and seeing him around.  The team was pretty good his senior year.  Anyway he became a gym teacher in a nearby town and quickly grew bored with the job.  He headed West to Hollywood and became a highly sought after stuntman.  On Sept. 22, 1978, the night after Bruce's stand at the Capitol Theatre, he tried to set what would be...then a world record for the tallest jump into an airbag.  It was on the set of a Lee Majors movie, Steel.  The air bag ruptured and his lungs couldn't take the impact.  He died that night.

https://www.wkyt.com/home/head...wrong-228692101.html

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

Oats posted:

They are good lyrics.

I don't know why but this song reminded me of a guy I knew in High School. I'm not sure why maybe I wish he was still here.  We weren't friends.  He was a Senior and I was a Sophomore.  We both played football so I knew him from the team and seeing him around.  The team was pretty good his senior year.  Anyway he became a gym teacher in a nearby town and quickly grew bored with the job.  He headed West to Hollywood and became a highly sought after stuntman.  On Sept. 22, 1978, the night after Bruce's stand at the Capitol Theatre, he tried to set what would be...then a world record for the tallest jump into an airbag.  It was on the set of a Lee Majors movie, Steel.  The air bag ruptured and his lungs couldn't take the impact.  He died that night.

https://www.wkyt.com/home/head...wrong-228692101.html

OMG Oats, that is such a tragic story! And all for the glory of holding a world record, and just to one-up the stuntman who bested him days before.  A cautionary tale.

CrookedCrutch posted:
Oats posted:

They are good lyrics.

I don't know why but this song reminded me of a guy I knew in High School. I'm not sure why maybe I wish he was still here.  We weren't friends.  He was a Senior and I was a Sophomore.  We both played football so I knew him from the team and seeing him around.  The team was pretty good his senior year.  Anyway he became a gym teacher in a nearby town and quickly grew bored with the job.  He headed West to Hollywood and became a highly sought after stuntman.  On Sept. 22, 1978, the night after Bruce's stand at the Capitol Theatre, he tried to set what would be...then a world record for the tallest jump into an airbag.  It was on the set of a Lee Majors movie, Steel.  The air bag ruptured and his lungs couldn't take the impact.  He died that night.

https://www.wkyt.com/home/head...wrong-228692101.html

OMG Oats, that is such a tragic story! And all for the glory of holding a world record, and just to one-up the stuntman who bested him days before.  A cautionary tale.

Yes, in hindsight is is.  However at that time in my life and that age, I too thought I was indestructible.  I would have done the same thing and jumped.

____________________________________

The SPL Rocks!

 

Pulled up to my house today
Came and took my little girl away!
Giants Stadium 8/28/03



Oats

 

And at that age, and you would have gone out and bought a new beeper too

without thinking twice 

 

 

it's a trap to catch the young
you're dead unless you get out while you're young
so come on! take my hand cause tramps like us baby we were born to run

 

people would jump onstage and grab me by the head and scream, ‘tilly! bootlegs!'"

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