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​Riding for a Fall

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Western Underground (1991) and on the live album Live (1997).

Last night you told her, you could never hold her
'Cause a cowboy's just got to be free
Her heart was breakin', yours was achin'
But you saddled up to follow your dreams

Coffee on your campfire, wind through the barbed wire
You huddle close to the flames
Though she's far behind you, the night wind reminds you
It just keeps on whisperin' her name

You can make a run for the border
Try to hide at the hole in the wall
But don't you know your arms are achin' to hold her
And cowboy even though you're ridin' tall
You're riding for a fall

Midnight the moon's up, hands around your tin cup
The frost settles in on the sage
The nights gettin' colder, well, man you're gettin' older
Tonight you're feelin' you're age

Well, why don't you turn back, just saddle up and backtrack
You know you'll never find a love quite like hers
And tell me, on a cold lonesome evenin', what the hell good's your freedom?
Don't you think it's time you hung up your spurs?

You can make a run for the border
Try to hide at the hole in the wall
But don't you know your arms are achin' to hold her
And cowboy even though you're ridin' tall
You're ridin' for a fall
Cowboy, you're riding for a fall

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