Of Cowboys & Other Beautiful Men

by Boy Without God

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A not-quite-love song. From the forthcoming "God Bless the Hunger" album, due out June 2011.

That Cowboy on the cover = my dad.

lyrics

if i was a cowboy i'd ride out west in the wintertime
if i was a beautiful man i wouldn't worry bout love
if i was a waterfall i would let water fall
and if i was a broken record i would play the same two chords forever

rich men make rich eyes over rich chocolate cake at rich women
rich boys tear up their clothes and do lots of blow
rich girls follow poor boys around for a sense of danger
everyone's a hero baby, everyone's a hero i know i know i know

if i was a better man i would love you like you deserve
if i was a better man i would love you but I ain't got the nerve

if i was a cowboy i would ride out west in the wintertime
if i was a tortured soul i'd make perfect art
if i was a rainmaker i'd make it rain over me
in the middle of the road
over me
you're asleep at home
over me
on the endless streets abroad
over me
you're asleep at home
over me
gone sour and gone weak
over me
you're behind the sun
over me
unmaking my face
over me
you're behind the sun

if i was a better man i would love you like you deserve
if i was a better man i would love you but I ain't got the nerve

credits

released March 4, 2011
Written by Gabriel Birnbaum.
Recorded at the Soul Shop, Medford, MA by Elio DeLuca (www.soulshoprecording.com)
Mastered by Mark Donahue at Soundmirror (www.soundmirror.com)

Personnel
David Bentley - Cello
Gabriel Birnbaum - Vocals, Guitars, Tenor Saxophone, Percussion
Elio DeLuca - Wurlitzer, Vocals
Martin Gonzalez - Bass
Will Graefe - Guitar, Vocals
Siv Lie - Viola
David Harris - Trombone
Danny Mekonnen - Baritone Saxophone
Bryan Murphy - Trumpet
Mickey O'Hara - Drums, Percussionq

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