Ride forever
desert
written by Paul Gross & David Keeley

I was born up north of Great Slave, 1898
And I rode near all my life on a ranch near Devil's Gate
And I seen this world about me bend and flip and change
hey, it feels like rain - it's a thundercloud

I could be a coward but I've seen two world wars
And I lost my son Virgil - my Korean reward
And my Lucy died last summer and you ask me if I cry
Hell, I'll show you tears - they're all over this ground
They're falling from these Blue Alberta skies

But I'm going to ride forever
You can't keep horsemen in a cage
Should the angels call, well it's only then
I might pull in the reins

Now, they tell me I'm an old man, they tell me I am blind
They took my drivers license, this house ain't far behind
I say: jump back all you big suits you got something wrong
Cause I ain't gone, no I ain't gone

I am still breathing, I still have my pride
And I have my memories - your life it never dies
Like the wind that blows in thunder, like the stallion on the fly
I got it all and I'm standing tall
Underneath these Blue Alberta skies

But I'm going to ride forever
You can't keep horsemen in a cage
Should the angels call, well it's only then
I might pull in the reins

Now I say to all you old men: don't let yourself be broke
If you think the world's gone crazy and it's scratching at your throat
It's time to dust off that old saddle, get it on a horse
Kick up your spurs, we're gonna run like stink
We're gonna tear across these Blue Alberta skies

We're gonna ride forever
You can't keep horsemen in a cage
Should the angels call
Well, it's only then we might pull the reins

desert

   

'Due South' - Fraser & Dief


David Keeley & Paul Gross



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