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Glory Be

by liarbird

Matching wits with fiery eyes, watching from the chutes,
No time to turn the clock back now; dig in those spurs and boots,
Maybe this draws a bad one, a bull no man can ride,
You take your chance in the lottery, the numbers if you live or die.

Glory be to the hungry, those that never feel the pain,
They keep their chaps against the fire
Of the hide of the hell that's going insane.

Eulogies on the tombstones, are written in cowboy blood,
Crosses that were laid to bear lie hidden in the mud,
While there's breath in my body, and a number on my back,
The roar of the bull is louder, than roar of the rodeo crowd.

Broken bones and spirits, by the next contest are gone,
For the bulls and broncs and rodeo, carry the soul along,

Now the rodeo is over, prizes all been won,
The winners breast up at the bar, and the losers head on home,
They know next week will find them, at another rodeo,
Another town, they'll all go down, to have another go.

Glory be to the hungry, those that never feel the pain,
They keep their chaps against the fire
Of the hide of the hell that's going insane.

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You can feel the rid (Score: 1 )
by badmalthus on Monday, April 21, 2008 (20:41:35)
You can feel the ride in each word Lindsay.
I have actually been to a couple of rodeos and they are exciting.

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    You can feel the rid (Score: 1 )
    by liarbird on Monday, July 07, 2008 (20:17:20)
    G'day Harry...
    I have a mate who writes rodeo lyrics, and I help him at times. I have been to rodeos but those bulls send me scurrying. To be honest, I think...this is madness...but there is excitement for sure.
    Not for me though Harry.


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Dear Lindsay, this m (Score: 1 )
by maryanns on Monday, July 07, 2008 (16:59:33)
Dear Lindsay, this must be song.....
And I could smell the leather.
I've been to 'um, wonder if they're the same.
Thanks for it. Smiles, Mary Ann

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    Dear Lindsay, this m (Score: 1 )
    by liarbird on Monday, July 07, 2008 (20:22:28)
    G'day Mary Ann...
    I don't know about smelling leather mary anne... but everything and everyone at rodeo seem to be on an adreniline high to me. Like I wrote to Harry, I tend to think...what are you doing, those bulls will kill you! But the people involved love what they do, and I've got an inkling the bulls do too.


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What a life. Enjoy (Score: 1 )
by schlegel on Monday, March 23, 2009 (23:34:58)
What a life. Enjoy watchg it. Jon

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    What a life. Enjoy (Score: 1 )
    by liarbird on Tuesday, March 24, 2009 (02:54:44)
    G'day Jon...
    Thanks Jon...I'm not a fanatic of rodeo myself, but after helping poet/songwriters tighten up their rodeo writing I ended up learning a few phrases about the game. Those bulls frighten hell out of me.


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Re: Glory Be (Score: 1 )
by zhaul on Saturday, May 29, 2010 (16:50:34)
Good imagery

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    Re: Glory Be (Score: 1 )
    by liarbird on Friday, July 09, 2010 (21:42:51)
    G'day zhaul...
    Thanks again for reading and commenting zhaul. I'm not a rodeo bloke at all but a ringer from middle queensland put music to this. I have a rough copy on a tape and it sounds okay.

    Thank you zhaul


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