Dead South, The - Broken Cowboy Lyrics




It's been a long dark dirty road
And pocket full of gold
And I've been out here now
All on my own
Well it's real quiet here
Just the way I like it here
There's no one to bother me
Except

In 1955
Born into Wadena's pride
I laid my head on that
Milligan creek bed
When I was a young man
I helped build this land oh I
Put down these rails as a
CPR man

Thought I'd live forever
With my heart in my pocket
Oh my gun by my side
And my feelings in a locket

Well, that was a cold year
In 77
But I married my wife
We had 2 kids
I gave her a daughter
She gave me a son
And we rode those damn horses
Until we had none

Fists still like flyin'
Doing things for dyin'
Oh I should have put
That old gun away

But I, I am a broken cowboy
And I don't feel right no more
Cause I am a broken cowboy

Livin' life in the fast lane
Racing cars and robbing trains
I thought I had it all
Then one day I got the call
A father's worst dream
My son went down and I

The colors deceive me
As I see grey
Oh you're cutting me down with those
Cold words you're saying
Then you called me brother
But this can't be so
'Cause you slander my name
Anywhere the wind will blow

But I, I am a broken cowboy
And I don't feel right no more
Cause I am a broken cowboy
Yes I am a broken cowboy

It's been a long dark dirty road
And a pocket full of gold
And I've been out here now
All on my own
Well it's real quiet here
Just the way I like it here
There's no one to bother me
Except that old taunting tree





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Dead South, The Broken Cowboy Comments
  1. Lacy Ibrahim

    I'm so glad they decided to put this on the album! Just needs a video.

  2. Brad Young

    red dead, peaky blinders, hell on wheels, any clint eastwood movie. pick your poison fellers

  3. OsakaRose

    Love this song. The lyrics are so moving and dark. Is that "taunting tree" one he wants to hang himself from or did his son die on it?

  4. Brad Young

    You guys are awesome. Youre like the new Monsters of Folk for me

  5. Judith Walker

    'Closed captions' needs help!
    LOVE these guys!

  6. Geronimo553

    Now that is real music

  7. Dim

    Can anyone suggest songs like this with the same mood and rhythm?

    Michael Payne

    Not with the same feeling. Kinda what makes these guys so unique.

    Karl Meyrick

    "Spaghetti"
    Of the same album.

    Dim

    It doesn't have the same chill mood

  8. 11th Earl of Mar

    Love this band. Great music with feeling and emotion. Can't wait to see you in February at Manchester, England. No better way to start the New Year 👍

  9. Monnie Robinson

    So good! Thank you for this new album! Will see you in Raleigh soon.

  10. Tc Glasgow Lass

    That voice gives me goosebumps fantastic song love you's guys 😎🤟 can't wait till yous come to Scotland 😀🥰🤠🎶🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿

  11. Giacomo Picchiarelli

    Tabs for this?

  12. cmz8706

    music to play Red Dead Redemption to

  13. Jonathan Pray

    Amazing audio! Danny's cello is deep and warm, the other instrument mic's are nice and bright. Hats off to OurVinyl. This is my favorite song off Sugar & Joy, and an amazing video. Would love a lossless version!

  14. Małgorzata Mrówczyńska

    Tu klątwy sprzedają
    szarady schematy maja gotowe.
    W każdej szaradzie są aki
    aki to składy
    ja jestem ofiarą na sadyzm
    "To Co Ma, na sadyzm"
    Czy Ty Prezydent to rozumiesz: wszystko,co mam na sadyzm
    bezkarne wobec mnie okrucieństwo zaksięgowano
    policja , pilnuje przestępcy,żeby się nie spocił,jak mnie goni
    z "namierzaczem"
    "Żeby się tylko nie spocił.."
    Są jeszcze zakątwia
    to są"pędraki"
    dla nich dzieci to robaki
    i przeznaczone są jak śmieci
    na wysypiska różne
    codziennie widzę
    małe opętane dzieci
    sztywne
    sztywne od aki
    "te robaki' maja po 4-5 lat
    sa małe i kruche
    sa najczęściej chude
    to aki


    pędraki mogą być tez zastąpić paki
    bardzo duże paczki- paki
    zamiast pędraka mogą dać pakunek
    tyle znaczy w tym rytuale małe dziecko
    może zastąpić pakunek
    ale alejką kroczy dziecko, dziewczynka, mała kruszynka, ładnie ubrana
    2 -3 lata
    pomóżcie mi płakać nad tym mały pakunek


    pomóżcie mi płakać
    kruszynka wczoraj szła koło mojego domu
    zamiast paki
    Piszę to Imieniu Sa Boga I A Boga
    Pomóżcie Im płakać
    Pomóżcie Im płakać.

  15. Noel Noel

    I love y'all. Please come to Nashville Tennessee

  16. Nicole Wallace

    Just went to their show in Spokane. One of my top 5 shows that I have seen! (And, I have seen MANY concerts; many musicians) <3

  17. sammuel hall

    Holy hell that was amazing!

  18. Stacey Anthony

    You tubes SO MANY COMMERCIALS SUCK!!!!

  19. Seven Days Wind

    We like it! These guys are making good music these days.

  20. Abhinav Jain

    Who all are going to watch them play live in London?

  21. Ole Schmeed

    We had two kids... I gave her a daughter, and she gave me son.

  22. Alexandre Corona

    Darkly pleasant

  23. Абдул Акбар

    Очень круто!

  24. Je Thompson

    Great song

  25. Hannah Hein

    The only band making real country music now.

  26. Miguel Marquez _

    Madrid 21-May 2020 Can´t wait.

  27. Domendron

    Como faço para comprar esse CD Álbum, aqui no Brasil? 😭 (How do I buy this album here in Brazil?)

  28. Faira ann Dempsey

    The dead south currently has 666k subscribers... Wack

  29. Susana Dias Johnson

    Yes, yes, yes--Fabulous
    voice, instruments, and words. Love it.

  30. cesar diaz hoyos

    REALLY GOOD BAND...

  31. bobsaget0429

    this is my favorite song from you guys so far. everything is spot on. I'm assuming the tree is only bothering him because he wants to hang himself with it? anyways great job can't stop listening to it. wish you guys would come tour Oregon.

    OsakaRose

    I'm trying to figure that out, too. Does he want to hang himself or did his son get hung from that tree? They need to explain this to us.

    bobsaget0429

    @OsakaRose ya just says "my son went down"

  32. Brightonfuller

    Too amazing for any words I can come up with right now.

  33. Dreamy Davidson

    love the beet to that one

  34. jeremiah hale

    Thank you Dead South you are awesome

  35. P. G.

    Wonderful song!! It's like a poem. Mystic, true. I'm a bit broken cowboy too. Beatiful

  36. Алла Блажевич

    Супер...

  37. Torben Mørk

    This is now my favorite song.. Simply Besutiful.

  38. Bekka Mouri-Hibiki

    can't wait for them to come back to Texas. Love these guys.

  39. Sammie Smith-Hertler

    I love how dark and touching this song is. You really feel the power. I've been listening on repeat for like 4 days now and can't get enough. I'm about to cover this myself if I can figure out the banjo!! I love this so much.

    Dshadow 715

    I play it on guitar. It's very simple chords.

  40. Michael Minnick

    A to the 4th power. . . s to the second. You guys ROCK!!! . . . pls kpitup!!!!!

  41. Damiano Alia

    believe it or not but my 2-year-old nephew loves them, In Hell I'll Be In Good Company is his favorite along with Gunslinger's Glory which he dances and hums along and Spaghetti ,but when it's time to sleep he asks me for Broken Cowboy and as if by magic he lets himself be carried away in sleep. I hope in May 2019 to bring him to the concert in Milan.

    Reojoe

    Start 'em young!

  42. Nicholas Estes

    It's real quite here, just the way I like it here...

  43. kookiemoose

    This song is a hundred years old. Older than dirt. Older than this land.

    Deeder03

    beautifully put

  44. Joe Row

    Unreal song! Dare to say it's my favorite from this group. A story inside a song is always a solid move...

  45. Dee Dee

    Magical!

  46. ms hilton23

    Put this on repeat..

  47. Kathi Berglund

    I absolutely hated the new country genre. I came across The Dead South and fell in love. Are they country or are they blue grass? I don't care. They are The Dead South!

    Custis Long

    Kathi Berglund .. “Americana”

    The genre we all been lookin for

    Jorge Lobo

    Songs like this are more like Dark Country

    Michael Payne

    Enjoy the fact they piss off the bluegrass, folk, country, blues, etc purists.

    Sergei Astratov

    gay Fuk turned out straight. God Blesss

    OsakaRose

    I think they are a blend of folk, country, bluegrass, and and blues. Love their melodies (which really are quite intricate), lyrics, and voices.

  48. Iowegan

    Love it, guys! Keep popping them out like that- Gold🌟🌟

  49. Myles Lovell

    I can't stop listening to the Dead South. Loving everything they do.

  50. Makar Homenko

    I think you need a video for this wonderful song !!!

  51. Gabe Clark

    Can not wait to see you guys in San Diego! This albums been incredible and I gotta say this is my favorite on the album. You guys are some serious story tellers.

    Scott Suarez

    I just bought my tickets for the SD show, too. No way in hell I was going to use this one!

  52. Олег Ласков

    maybe the best from new songs

  53. FALLOUT SHELTER

    Glorious tune, Guys. Damn!

  54. Dan Murphy

    thumps up!

  55. Redmond Gully

    7 people must listen to Mumble Rap. How could you not like this song? Love the entire album guys. Keep up the great work. We love y'all.

  56. Grant Shuttleworth

    Fuckin GOLD. Keep making music.

  57. Flavio Pessoa

    See you guys in Atlanta january 25!!! I'm from Brazil and i'll be there in the first rows!!!

  58. Ole Schmeed

    Fucking slapppsss!

  59. Paul Curley

    Any chance ye are coming to do an Australia and NZ tour ?

    hamohampton

    ^what he said!

  60. vickytjw

    Obsessed!!! This is fcking amazing 🔥

    PauluS

    Could not agree more; I've just to wait a few months and then I'm going to see them live, here in the Netherlands 👌🏻❤😀

  61. benjaminengelhardt93

    Thank you for that good pice of music

  62. Debra Grant

    Love this song, love all your songs, wish you could visit New Zealand.

  63. Jennifer Stenson

    Fantastic Love all your song, This song is awesome.

  64. Godnando Corpes

    THE ONLY PROBLEM WITH THIS SONG IS THAT IT ENDS

    Eugene Simons

    Godnando Corpes indeed,!

    Sergei Astratov

    Bro ,tell me about it

  65. Godnando Corpes

    FUCK OFF, THE LONGER I HEAR THE MORE I LOVE IT

  66. Godnando Corpes

    GODS I FRICKING LOVE YOUR GUYS SONGS

  67. Godnando Corpes

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW
    HOOOLY FUCK, I'M LISTENING FOR THE FIRST TIME AND AROUND 1 MINUTE IN THE SONG KICKED IN LIKE A BULLET TROUGH THE HEAD

  68. glex8483

    Love this!

  69. Dustin Bess

    Great song!

  70. Marc Garza

    Wayfaring stranger but great song...

    Gabe Clark

    Even if it takes inspiration from Wayfaring Stranger can you say a thing about it? Both songs are incredible.

    Mary Minium

    The best I've heard in a long time keep up the good work

  71. jeffca027

    The best moment is: "...Anywhere the wind will blow

    But I, I am a broken cowboy..."

    ms hilton23

    I like
    I gave her a daughter
    She gave me a son

    jeffca027

    @ms hilton23 I like the emotion in his voice when he sing that part :) like he's truly broken

    Custis Long

    “A Father’s Worst Dream....” Ooo.

    jeffca027

    @Custis Long oo yes, that part too

  72. Lesbian Chicken

    Phenomenal

  73. player 69

    I can't wait for you guys to hit the UK in 2020. 🔥

    pelotasdad

    i will get to see them in san francisco on dec 1st..... and there is much rejoicing. wish i had the extra $170 for my son and i to get the vip package.... life is good and rent is high in the city that refuses to take a nap. have a large time at the england/wales/scotland/n ireland show.....

    White Pine

    @pelotasdad I'm going to that one too!

    pelotasdad

    White Pine beans of low thermal mass. i will be the short white guy with long hair with a beautiful young mannish-boy 15 year old son and big smiles.... another fine product of canada graces the shores of america.... we are the lucky ones. say hi if you see us!

  74. Hemuli K.

    Such a masterpiece.. and finally the whole album out !!! Happily gave my money and received something very good :)))

  75. Munnky VonderPuddin

    I Definately love their darker songs!

    Paul Curley

    I really have found myself gravitating towards them for sure

    patricia clark

    thumbs up

    pjm48

    Aren't they all dark?

  76. BigSoftGrizzly

    Lyrics:


    It's been a long dark dirty road
    And pocket full of gold
    And I've been out here now
    All on my own
    Well it's real quiet here
    Just the way I like it here
    There's no one to bother me
    Except

    In 1955
    Born into Wadena's pride
    I laid my head on that
    Milligan creek bed
    When I was a young man
    I helped build this land oh I
    Put down these rails as a
    CPR man

    Thought I'd live forever
    With my heart in my pocket
    Oh my gun by my side
    And my feelings in a locket

    Well, that was a cold year
    In 77
    But I married my wife
    We had 2 kids
    I gave her a daughter
    She gave me a son
    And we rode those damn horses
    Until we had none

    Fists still like flyin'
    Doing things for dyin'
    Oh I should have put
    That old gun away

    But I, I am a broken cowboy
    And I don't feel right no more
    Cause I am a broken cowboy

    Livin' life in the fast lane
    Racing cars and robbing trains
    I thought I had it all
    Then one day I got the call
    A father's worst dream
    My son went down and I

    The colors deceive me
    As I see grey
    Oh you're cutting me down with those
    Cold words you're saying
    Then you called me brother
    But this can't be so
    'Cause you slander my name
    Anywhere the wind will blow

    But I, I am a broken cowboy
    And I don't feel right no more
    Cause I am a broken cowboy
    Yes I am a broken cowboy

    It's been a long dark dirty road
    And a pocket full of gold
    And I've been out here now
    All on my own
    Well it's real quiet here
    Just the way I like it here
    There's no one to bother me
    Except that old taunting tree

    Dshadow 715

    I think this is the first time I've seen 100% correct lyrics in the comment section. I applaud you!

    BigSoftGrizzly

    Dshadow 715 thanks man. It wasn’t by ear or anything just copied from a website. Figured everyone could enjoy reading along like I do

    OsakaRose

    Thank you so much for posting all the lyrics to these songs. I really appreciate it! I love singing along and learning the pacing of the melodies.

  77. jeffca027

    Oh, I love this one :) Very strong album anyway

  78. BigSoftGrizzly

    This is already an absolute classic!! Oh my God

  79. Trey Wiley

    oh hell yea !!!!!!!!

  80. Kapitan Venom

    This song and Gunslinger's Glory go together well

    Peter Mamaev

    Maybe the broken cowboy's son is the titular gunslinger.

  81. Dylan Lopes

    Amazing been waiting for the new album and it is well worth the wait

  82. John Marston

    keep up the great work your music is what the country genre has been needing for 20 years !!!

    Custis Long

    John Marston .. Right, but Nashville calls the shots, and they don’t get it. “Americana” (this music) is where it’s at now.