voodoo cowboy lyrics – the cat empire

his mother was a snake
his father was a scarecrow
born in the desert with his hat on his head
never missed a shot
sharp as a pharaoh
tequila in the sunrise
the desert was his bed
now he could dance the barn dance
like n*body before him
but no woman would take him
cos his eyes were rather strange
in them you could see the emptiness of the desert
yellow like a scarecrow
black like a snake

he was a voodoo cowboy
and he had never found a girl to call his own
on and on and on
that lonely cowboy
but a cowboy’s never really
cowboy’s never really alone

he had a horse
whose name was plenty
and they saw things no man or beast has ever seen
out in the redness
out in the empty
where ghost and spirits walk around like you and me

he met a girl
called annabelle
and she was just the prettiest thing he’d ever seen
under a lake at the edge of the world
he met a girl
walking through the edges of his dreams

he was a voodoo cowboy
and he was following a psychedelic stream
on and on and on
that lonely cowboy
but a cowboy’s never really
cowboy’s never really alone

so he rode down
under the water
and the sunset made a fire above his head
in search of warmth in search of love
in search of heaven above
but all he felt was cold
and all he touched was wet
but he could see her down a little bit deeper
and all he wanted was to hold her to his chest
so he reached out and she reached out
and he touched her
and she drew him in
and kissed him as he breathed his final breath

because you see
he was a voodoo cowboy
and he had finally found a girl he could call his own
on and on and on
lucky lucky cowboy
because cowboy’s almost always
cowboys almost always die alone

/ the cat empire lyrics