Cody Johnson - Cowboy Like Me Lyrics




I got to thinking about all the stuff we worry about and I realized that all that man really needs is a horse you can catch when you need him,
a dog that'll come when you call, a good friend who owns an arena, and a trailer that's legal to haul,
a woman who'll share my frustrations when the cow market's falling apart,
a pair of good spurs, a saddle that fits, and a one ton Ford pick-up that starts. Everything else is window dressing

I'm out here chasing these rainbows that I need to find
I go and Lord knows it kills me to leave her behind
She drew a low card when she gave me her heart
And sometimes it's hard to believe
That sweet little angel went and got herself tangled
In the arms of a cowboy like me

Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
But she's still there and still wants to be
In the arms of a cowboy like me

She's worn a hole in the carpet between the bed and the phone
She worries about me when I leave til I'm back home
Cause there's downtime for killing, there's whiskey and women
It's just right for filling a need
Oh, but she's in no danger
There's no room for a stranger
In the arms of a cowboy like me

Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
But she's still there and still wants to be
In the arms of a cowboy like me

And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
But she's still there and still wants to be
In the arms of a cowboy like me [x2]





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Cody Johnson Cowboy Like Me Comments
  1. Daryl Smith

    We need more true country artists like you! I'm so tired of country pop.

  2. Mikal Mckee

    Cowboy,s are still

  3. Michael Bruce

    This Texas country music needs more country like this Cody Johnson and gorge striat Cody jinks and God bless for Texas country music keep the good Texas coming in Jesus name amen

  4. DOUBLE BUBBLE

    I got to thinking about all the stuff we worry about and I realized that all that man really needs is a horse you can catch when you need him,
    a dog that'll come when you call, a good friend who owns an arena, and a trailer that's legal to haul,
    a woman who'll share my frustrations when the cow market's falling apart,
    a pair of good spurs, a saddle that fits, and a one ton Ford pick-up that starts. Everything else is window dressing

    I'm out here chasing these rainbows that I need to find
    I go and Lord knows it kills me to leave her behind
    She drew a low card when she gave me her heart
    And sometimes it's hard to believe
    That sweet little angel went and got herself tangled
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    She's worn a hole in the carpet between the bed and the phone
    She worries about me when I leave til I'm back home
    Cause there's downtime for killing, there's whiskey and women
    It's just right for filling a need
    Oh, but she's in no danger
    There's no room for a stranger
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me [x2]

  5. Michael Bruce

    We need country music singers like gorge striat Cody Johnson jemey jonhson and Cody jinks and Tyler children's wiskey Myers keep it coming

    Spicy Hummus

    Jason Isabelle

  6. Roy Willis

    Big Bear sent me

  7. Holly salyer

    I love Cody Johnson he is an amazing artist

  8. Blue Lemons

    Get some apple juice

  9. Toby Jonesroberts

    This song is underated, behind every man is a bloody strong lady.

  10. Charles Herring

    I never leave a comment but I'm a county Deputy I have 400 acre farm I run. When I was dating my wife, I asked her to stay on the farm to understand I will die here. She fell in love with it, helps me and is excited! Shes been there through everything, the song hits home for us. We have been broke and living well and I could never ask for more. Thank you Cody for putting into a song.

  11. Jk_ Recovery_Team

    Problem with being a Cowboy is we push that girl away..

  12. Janey stone

    I'm glad I grew up knowing Cody and his brother Dustin and family....great people....great singer.....I can say he is my whole family favorite singer....

    J M

    I used to not like country music till I deployed. Now multiple deployments and your friend is my new favorite! Tell him thank you from the middle east 🇺🇸🇺🇸

    Jacob Walter

    Lying ass hog

  13. Ninalovescheese

    😭😭😭

  14. Freddy King

    Great song

  15. Travis Newson

    very john Denver i love it

  16. Sandy Mangelsen

    That is a good song for us cowboy and cowgirl

  17. ZIALLY L

    I got to thinking about all the stuff we worry about and I realized that all that man really needs is a horse you can catch when you need him,
    a dog that'll come when you call, a good friend who owns an arena, and a trailer that's legal to haul,
    a woman who'll share my frustrations when the cow market's falling apart,
    a pair of good spurs, a saddle that fits, and a one ton Ford pick-up that starts. Everything else is window dressing

    I'm out here chasing these rainbows that I need to find
    I go and Lord knows it kills me to leave her behind
    She drew a low card when she gave me her heart
    And sometimes it's hard to believe
    That sweet little angel went and got herself tangled
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    She's worn a hole in the carpet between the bed and the phone
    She worries about me when I leave til I'm back home
    Cause there's downtime for killing, there's whiskey and women
    It's just right for filling a need
    Oh, but she's in no danger
    There's no room for a stranger
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me [x2]

  18. Carlos Vieira

    ..
    ....And a one ton Ford pickup to Starts.
    It's beginning....pretty good......the song is awesone.....great country song.....

  19. Lij Matthews

    I love how he talks and sings about the Cowboy days I wish we had that know days

  20. Jordan Ryman

    I see alot of comments about what or what isn't country. Country music is country music. Music is music. Doesn't matter the form of delivery or the beat behind it. It's what is truly spoken from the heart , the mind and prior experiences

  21. Kelly Dodson

    :))))))))))))))))))))

  22. Majestic Wolf Girls

    Doesn't start til like 1:15

  23. Ashley Seider

    I got to thinking about all the stuff we worry about and I realized that all that man really needs is a horse you can catch when you need him,
    a dog that'll come when you call, a good friend who owns an arena, and a trailer that's legal to haul,
    a woman who'll share my frustrations when the cow market's falling apart,
    a pair of good spurs, a saddle that fits, and a one ton Ford pick-up that starts. Everything else is window dressing

    I'm out here chasing these rainbows that I need to find
    I go and Lord knows it kills me to leave her behind
    She drew a low card when she gave me her heart
    And sometimes it's hard to believe
    That sweet little angel went and got herself tangled
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    She's worn a hole in the carpet between the bed and the phone
    She worries about me when I leave til I'm back home
    Cause there's downtime for killing, there's whiskey and women
    It's just right for filling a need
    Oh, but she's in no danger
    There's no room for a stranger
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    Well I know that she deserves more than a drifter that lives for the lights
    Smokey bars and guitars don't make for no fairy tale lie
    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me

    And every time I head home I think I'll find her gone
    But she's still there and still wants to be
    In the arms of a cowboy like me [x2]

  24. Micheal Bruce

    and don't forget about cody jinks

  25. Micheal Bruce

    gorge strat and cody johnson are good country singers

    Jethro Bodine

    George Strait and Cody Johnson are pop singers.

  26. Micheal Bruce

    he sounds like gorge strat more than anything

  27. Melodie Patton

    Just discovered Cody... absolutely love him...why haven't I heard him before?? Kentucky fan here!!! Absolutely by far the best true country artist I have heard in years!!

    Jethro Bodine

    What you are hearing is a pop artist.

  28. Bart Bomhof

    Awesome song. What REAL Country music should be.

    Jethro Bodine

    What real country music is is not this pop music.

  29. Jennifer Pemberton

    My husband played this song for me to win me back when we were having issues. Every time I hear this song I cry. It makes so much sense in our life.

  30. Gods M3dic

    I was in love once. But my dreams of running the ranch didn't fit in with hers and leaving this town. Instead she dropped me for a life of partying. Sometimes I can still see her face when I am working late at night but she is just an angel who dosnt deserve a man like me.

  31. chuck russell

    After so many years with out feeling love I got a angle in the truck beside me I look over and think how do this old country boy pull this off I'm a lucky man

  32. Stacy Bleeker

    the only good thing about a Chevy is on a still night you can hear it break down while its sitting in the driveway

    Brandon Jenkins

    Stacy Bleeker I like that

    Brandon Jenkins

    Stacy Bleeker how about on a still night you can hear em rust

  33. Montgomery Parsons

    ram all the way

  34. Montgomery Parsons

    That is very true

  35. K&K Productions

    That's red Steagall at the beginning! one of my favorites!

    sterling bither

    Kody Kill no thats baxter black lol

    Danny Grider

    Nope, that's Red. I've listened to a lot of both. I used to listen to Reds radio show.

    Jinny Cooper

    Do you know the name of the poem or what insert it is from I'm trying to find it

  36. Taylor Fossett

    Cowboy country is made by men who still have respect for women god and family it's a blessing I have it lord knows my generation needs more Cody Johnson

    Chris Dohr

    Taylor Fossett That doesn't mean kowtowing and supplicating to women like spineless losers. We hold standards, accountability, leadership and security for a woman worthy enough to have it. And in today's world, they're ain't many. Country or not.

  37. Cody McBride

    my favorite cody Johnson song

  38. The__chupacabra__ 7.3

    If you can find a girl like this she's a true keeper.

  39. Westen Pierce

    yessir 2nd
    best after George strait

  40. Paul Hopkins

    This is a pretty good song, but when it comes up on my Spotify it gets skipped every time because of that ridiculous, unnecessary intro

  41. Tuffy Ghramm

    good music right here not the modern day tractor rap hick hop bullshit on the radio now day

  42. Bobby Bergen

    without a FORD there WOULDN'T be a Chevy!!!

    Carlos Vieira

    Bobby Bergen agree 100%
    Absolutely correct dude.
    Howdy.

  43. DOA 1079

    Your songs are great and you're even better in concert. Keep it up

  44. Chanel Stansbury

    Tuggin on my heart for sure my husband is in the army and it's been tough on us our kids are 1 and 3 as a mom it breaks me but as a wife I'm trying to hold up and be strong!

    Brian Finney

    Chanel Stansbury IDK what I am doing but good for you lady. Gotta love your style and heart and an unmeasurably big 'Thank You' to your husband.

    Chanel Stansbury

    Brian Finney Thank you! it's not easy hes only been gone 6 weeks and I've had to find to figure things out financially and physically due to become ill recently. Thank you id like to think im not like most my age at least I hope not! thank God cody johnson has brought us back our country music I cant handle anymore "modern-day" country! haha

  45. Israel Cano Jr.

    Texas country!

  46. hounddog2952

    You lost me at Ford ... I'm a Chevy man an the good Lord's knows why .. I refuse to own a Ford or Dodge ...  Great song tho !  YEEYEE

    hounddog2952

    @Chanel Stansbury Ats right .... #CowgalUp  YEEYEE  

    KnightAftermath

    Yessir. Just like Alabama said after daddy got a job with TVA. He bought a washer machine and then a CHEVROLET

    Kenzie Kmiec

    hounddog2952 yes amen at least you know the kind of truck you gotta get . CHEVY ALL THE WAY !!!!!

    Rachael Barfield

    I own a good Dodge. '01 1500 Sport. Ain't let me down yet. I like all three brands. Ford, Chevy, Dodge. Chevy was my first (Blazer), my bf has a '73 Ford, & I got my Dodge now. We may give each other shit, but have you ever heard of a country song where she digs his Toyota? Well neither have I. Lol.

    Cody Wilson

    Dodge all the way

  47. Annah Cynclaire

    my man introduced me to this song & this band.
    he's a travelling welder who stays in Texas months at a time & I'm in college back in his hometown area always waiting for the next time he comes home or when I can travel.
    Touches my heart to the core. perfect lyrics

    Chanel Stansbury

    Annah Cynclaire I feel you dear. my husband's in the army he'll be home for Christmas then back out he'll go. It's not easy especially with our kids

  48. Renard Shepherd

    he'll yeah

  49. Harley Rose

    my ex boyfriend sang me this song about a week before he left for military but little did I know he wasn't coming home I was devastated I thought we were supposed to be together forever but our time was cut short. I shut my self off from the world I couldn't eat I couldn't sleep I didn't know what to do I just sat in the house all day and stared at a wall and listened to this because I knew there was no way to get him back and still till this day I cant get him off my mind.  +barrel racer

    Andrew Parr

    Bless you sweet girl. Always smile each time you think oh him because I’m sure he’s smiling right back.

    Brandan Barnette

    @Cole C. talk about a walking hemroid, that's what you are to everyone you come across with that attitude. Sorry for your loss but do not and I repeat do not sit here and call someone a bitch because there grieving, did someone call you a bitch for grieving i didn't think so. Harley sorry for your loss.

    Stephen York

    @Cole C. your the little bitch I hope you get your ass kicked like I want too

    Danimal 86

    @Cole C. this isnt a competition you ignorant childish twat. Losing someone hurts. She lost the man she was gonna spend the rest of her life with, sleep with, have children with. Have some compassion

    Brandon Miller

    Simperfi to our brother just know he was a true hero I lost alot of my brothers in 2011 over in Afghanistan Gey died heros

  50. Zachary Holler

    Nice introduction by Red Steagall! :)

    sterling bither

    Zachary Holler thats baxter black...

  51. Franky Sanchez

    love this song for my baby Janell 😍😍

  52. Nathan Calton

    love this song makes me think a lot of the girl I love how she puts up with me is a question that always runs throw my mind

    Cooper Owen

    I think the same thing EVERYDAY!

  53. TheCatsquirrel

    my name is cole burleson and i am 18 years old from texas and i sang and played this song to a girl that i truly believe is my soul mate and we have been through so much she layed by my side in the hospital for 2 days when i got ejected from my truck during a bad crash and when im around her i just feel like my life is complete and has meaning and i truly love her with every fiber of my being but it doesnt seem that she feels the same way about me country boys seem rough because when we give all of us and be as kind and loving and caring as we can be we get stomped on and it hardens are heart........hopefully ill find what im looking for and please be checking my page cuz ill be uploading videos of me singing this and more.....and according to friends,i sing it better than he does lol

  54. Jacqueline Birdwell

    Can't wait to go see him in concert with my boyfriend going to be the best concert ever :)(:

  55. 2toneford

    where can I find red steagal saying this despite this song?

  56. 2toneford

    where can I find red steagal saying this despite this song?

  57. Barrel Racer

    A while ago i was madly in love with a man who played me this song, when he came back from Texas. Me not being a emotional person, it was weird when it was hard for me to hide that he was literally making me cry. Although i feel he did not realize, that's when i knew how madly in love I was. I still don't quite understand why we broke up, but i wish it would have never happened. I have cried myself to sleep multiple times over this man, and even lost my appetite, and worried my family. I still love this man more than anything, and i hope he feels the same way. Never had i ever thought i would take someone back, but i would for this man in a heart beat. I still cry over him more than i allow anyone to know! Anything that brings up memories of him makes my heart ache for days. I just can't get him to leave my mind, and can't let him fully go :(.
    I have learned that your love will never die for the one that is truly yours, just hold on and your love will connect again whether it be in this life or the next. I truly hope i get to see him again one day! Cause in my heart i think he is truly mine. Here's to holding hope! It god wants it to be it will be!

    ashly bankhead

    i got a brother in who is single in houston tx

    ashly bankhead

    i got a brother in who is single in houston tx

    Kota Dudley

    Barrel Racer bless your heart! I understand

  58. Kim Reynolds

    The first time I heard this I fell in love with it. my husband drives a truck and I will always still be there and wanting to be in the arms of my cowboy.

  59. Chris Cisneros

    That sweet little angel went and got her self single in the arms of a cowboy like me..

    Blake Grahmann

    +Christy Cisneros tangled

  60. Jeffery Teeters

    Wow. Just, wow

  61. Diane Montgomery

    i love you

  62. Kourtney Magnes

    I love this song. (:

  63. Countryboy_91

    thank you for uploading the albums Rachel!

  64. Edmon Willette

    I like how he says "and a one ton ford pickup that starts" because most of them don't(;

    Jake

    Haha, I've ran them to the ground, hell and back. Bump the key and they'll do it again. Grab a strap and I'll show you the way ole son.

    Michael Gayler

    _Every_day_banana _ I love fords

    Sean Renton

    _Every_day_banana _ ya rare because they're the number one selling truck in the country haha

    BIG BLOCK FORD

    Edmon Willette shut yo dumbass up

    regina L

    😂🤣 my exact thought!

  65. Danny Frazier

    just seen him at rice festival in Winnie texas!!!! wooooo! he was awesome

  66. Bailey Butler

    I love cody johnson I'm goin to see him this weekend at the fair where my brothers rodeo is. I'm excited he's one of my favorite artists 😏

  67. Breanne Braden

    😍😍😍

  68. A D

    Alfonso q honda

  69. A D

    ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ OBSESSED

  70. Madison Olivares

    Cody johnsn lives in my neighbor Hood NOO JOKE

    zach reed

    lol he don't live in no neighbor hood

    Madison Olivares

    Uh how much you wanna bet dude I have literally walked and asked for his autograph he wasn't there but his wife and mother in law were there

    zach reed

    lol cause im his cousin

    Wesley Chase

    Ha that was funny zach! 😂😂

    Ninalovescheese

    😂😂😂😂💀💀💀

  71. Stephen Nichols

    I got to thinking about all the stuff we worry about and I realized that all that a man really needs is a horse you can catch when you need him, a dog that will come when you call, a good friend that owns an arena and a trailer that’s legal to haul, a woman who will share my frustrations when the cow market is falling apart, a pair of good spurs, a saddle that fits and a one-ton Ford pickup that starts. Everything else is window dressing.

  72. Ryan Ramirez

    You can tell they had fun doing this album, i'm pretty happy with it! CJB has got it going and i'm a big fan, got more than a few covers of his songs if you care to listen:)

  73. Martin Villa

    I hope Texas country stays this good. This sounds Nothing like national country what sounds like hip hop/rock but sings about country in there lyrics, Stupid.

    Jethro Bodine

    That wont be possible because the music is pop music.

    Mr. LanG

    rock? ha. It's hip-hop and pop sounding these days.

  74. Kimberly Bell

    <3 <3 <3 this song!!!!!! 

  75. claypage8

    If this is not a hit I don't know what is! Amazing lyrics!

  76. David Keener

    Just found him.
    Great cowboy music..
    Have missed it since Chris

    Dennette Bender

    Hey Dave just saw this . like this !

  77. Tucker Ingle

    I think this is the song i'm going to sing at my wedding.

    roper364

    I agree

  78. Kelsey Bradshaw

    does aanyone know the poem that is recited at the beginning of this song?

    Megan Eichele

    I would LOVE to know it also!

    Faye Butler

    "A day in the life of hard work"

  79. Brittany Bashore

    Obsessed!!! :-)

  80. Oscar Serrato

    I love this song, now this is real country. It's a shame most isn't like this anymore, good thing we have Texas Country !

  81. Jacob Ryan

    My ex wife told me to listen to this, no idea what to say