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1979 - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys
23-JUL-2012 Jola Dziubinska

1979 - My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys

Warsaw, Poland

My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys - Willie Nelson (1979-1980)

"My Heroes Have Always Been Cowboys" is the title of a song from the soundtrack to the 1979 film The Electric Horseman, and which was released as a single in 1980.
The song was written by Sharon Vaughn and performed by Willie Nelson and would become his fifth #1 on the country chart.
The single stayed at number one for two weeks and spent a total of fourteen weeks on the country chart.



I grew up a-dreamin' of bein' a cowboy,
Lovin' the cowboy ways.
Pursuin' the life of my high-ridin' heroes,
I burned up my childhood days.
I learned all the rules of the modern-day drifter,
Don't you hold on to nothin' too long.
Just take what you need from the ladies, then leave them,
With the words of a sad country song.
My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

Cowboys are special with their own brand of misery,
From being alone too long.
You could die from the cold in the arms of a nightmare,
Knowin' well your best days are gone.
Pickin' up hookers instead of my pen,
I let the words of my years fade away.
Old worn-out saddles, an 'old worn-out memories,
With no one and no place to stay.

My heroes have always been cowboys.
And they still are, it seems.
Sadly, in search of, but one step in back of,
Themselves and their slow-movin' dreams.

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borisalex29-Jul-2012 14:24
Yeah..me too! White Earp, Jesse James and Bonanza! Good one!
Cindi Smith28-Jul-2012 21:13
Been to more than one of Willie's 4th of July picnics....was way into his music in the 80's. Love that song. Of course, I'm a Texan and I love my cowboys!!!!!
LynnH28-Jul-2012 14:16
Love the song and a terrific find to illustrate the song.
Mieke WA Minkjan27-Jul-2012 07:30
the great Willie Nelson! and a perfect match with your Warsaw picture of cowboy boots!
Janet Donnelly26-Jul-2012 15:13
A classic song by Willie Nelson! And I love that window display --- would be great to have some extra money to spend in there!
Stephanie26-Jul-2012 06:58
What a great shop to have in Warsaw! Super reflections too! V
lou_rozensteins26-Jul-2012 06:47
Looks like a great place to shop! Great details.
Coleen Perilloux Landry26-Jul-2012 00:37
I've not seen flatheeled cowboy boots before. Great window.
Brenda25-Jul-2012 23:32
Beautiful collection!
wernere0125-Jul-2012 21:12
So this must be a paradise for him (and for you too, I suppose). I like the boots.
Flo Hendry25-Jul-2012 18:36
Great storefront window and goes so well with the wonderful song! Nice entry!
Doug Sherman25-Jul-2012 16:40
Great job here Jola. You have to get yourself a pair of Bond boots. They make them in Tucson, AZ Here is their website: http://www.paulbondboots.com
fotabug25-Jul-2012 16:11
This was so true of me! I grew up on the old westerns, and live in the Western US. Is this store in Warsaw!
J. Scott Coile25-Jul-2012 16:02
I definitely see some Tennessee influence :-)
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