Friday, December 22, 2006

Just Because I like It

Thats why... since you were probably wondering

"I've been walkin' these streets so long
Singin' the same old song
I know every crack in these dirty sidewalks of Broadway
Where hustle's the name of the game
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the rain
There's been a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Like a rhinestone cowboy
Getting cards and letters from people I don't even know
And offers comin' over the phone

Well, I really don't mind the rain
And a smile can hide all the pain
But you're down when you're ridin' the train that's takin' the long way
And I dream of the things I'll do
With a subway token and a dollar tucked inside my shoe
There'll be a load of compromisin'
On the road to my horizon
But I'm gonna be where the lights are shinin' on me

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo
Rhinestone cowboy
Gettin' cards and letters from people I don't even know
And offers comin' over the phone

Like a rhinestone cowboy
Riding out on a horse in a star-spangled rodeo"


Hey, it's one of my favorite songs... what can I tell you?

7 comments:

Janet said...

You're weird, which is probably why I like you so much.

Bill said...

No denying that I am weird, my friend.

I relish it.

To hell with "normal"

Leslie said...

I vote for a video performance posted here on your blog. That would be supercool.

Janet M. Kincaid said...

Now I'm afraid... Very afraid...

Seriously, though? I use to like this song, back in the day. I think that was around the same time I was into cowboy boots, rodeos, and clogging, though, too.

Thank goodness I outgrew that little phase...

Grimm said...

Whoa, this used to be my song...well pretty much the ONLY song I knew back then.

Of course I screwed the lyrics up...

"Getting cods and lettuce from people I don't even know."

Welcome to Weirdville, your room is waiting.

Gunfighter said...

Leslie,

Maybe!

Janet M.,

Don't be afraid. I won't hurt you... much!

Grimm,

My room? Ha! I'll need a suite, tahnk you!

dude said...

to the person who messed up on the lyrics:
don't feel bad I thought the song was called "like a round up cowboy"


and yeah to hell with normal