The Only One I Know (Cowboy Life)
by Cody Johnson
Lyrics and Meaning


Ratings

Song Lyrics


Song Meaning
Verse 1
Another day break wakes me up to a hotel lobby coffee cup
That dirty old white pickup truck with the trailer hooked up by the Denny's, she's mine
Last night's bugs on the windshield, fast food trash on the dash meal
Speedin' ticket and a doctor bill from a gash I got from a short go in Casper
Summer of last year, maybe next year
Verse 2
And a ride, and a fall, one day I might win 'em all
Just some broken hearts and broken bones, and a hell of a whole lot of bein' alone
But a right, and a wrong, where I hang my hat is home
This cowboy life might kill me, but it's the only one I know
Verse 3
Cell phone was breakin' up, the night she called to say she'd had enough
Of my little white lies and little white lines and wantin' somebody who could never be with her
I look back on every fork in the road that I took to chase that buckle of gold
And wonder if what I held for what I hold is worth tradin' away
Hell I don't know, all I know
Verse 4
Is a ride, and a fall, one day I might win 'em all
Just some broken hearts and broken bones, and a hell of a whole lot of bein' alone
But a right, and a wrong, where I hang my hat is home
This cowboy life might kill me, but it's the only one I know
Verse 5
Yeah it'll kill me, before it ever lets me go
It'll kill me, but it's the only life I know
And I'd rather die than be caught cryin'
So I'm just smilin', wear my hat down low
Wear my hat down low
Verse 6
And a ride, and a fall, one day I might win 'em all
Just some broken hearts and broken bones, and a hell of a whole lot of bein' alone
But a right, and a wrong, where I hang my hat is home
This cowboy life might kill me, but it's the only one I know
Yeah this cowboy life might kill me, but it's the only one I know

Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind
Writer(s):Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
Copyright: HILLARY LEE LINDSEY, LORI MCKENNA, LIZ ROSE



What's Your Interpretation?

No Thoughts or Song Meanings Yet

Be the first to leave a thought.

Related Blog Posts