All Good Cowboys

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Verse 1
Take it down, put it in a jar with butterflies,
fill it up with some formaldehyde,
you won't see it again.

You said take it slow, it's a mood and it will come and go
but the joints I needed didn't grow,
and left me crippled in your eyes.

Oh and all good cowboys know
There ain't no good ol' home sweet home.
So I'll raise my protest, raise my drink
and I won't live here no more.
Cuz you never learned my name,
it was the one name you should know.
And I will lay me down,
I will lay me down, the road.

Verse 2
A dollar in another jukebox just to dance with you,
oh but all it does is play the blues,
and on and on they go.

No and I won't be, another mess to clean in aisle three,
this late night shift has got me questioning,
if daylight will come at all.


Here am I, staring standing on a borderline,
this life I'm leading really isn't mine,
it's sung in 4/4 time.

End Chorus


from All Good Cowboys, released August 11, 2011


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Mercy Bell Nashville, Tennessee

Mercy Bell's new self-titled album, coming October 2019, finds the openly queer Filipino-American singer and songwriter claiming her voice in a way that is personal and rapturous. A bicoastal upbringing in California and New England, followed by moves to New York and Arkansas before landing in East Nashville, give her a perspective on life that is broad, deep and uniquely American. -Jeremy Darrow ... more


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