Paula Cole - Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? Lyrics

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Oh you get me ready
In your '56 Chevy
Why don't we go sit down in the shade
Take shelter on my front porch
The dandelion sun scorching
Like a glass of cold lemonade

I will do the laundry
If you pay all the bills
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie song
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone

Why don't you stay the evening
Kick back and watch the T.V.
And I'll fix a little something to eat
Ohh I know your back hurts
From working on the tractor
How do you take your coffee my sweet

I will raise the children
If you pay all the bills
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie song
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone

I am wearing my new dress tonight
But you don't, but you don't even notice me
Say our goodbyes
Say our goodbyes
Say our goodbyes

We finally sell the Chevy
When we had another baby
And you took that job in Tennessee
You made friends at the farm
And you join them at the bar
Almost every single day of the week

I will wash the dishes
While you go have a beer
Where is my John Wayne
Where is my prairie song
Where is my happy ending
Where have all the cowboys gone
Where is my Marlboro Man
Where is his shiny gun
Where is my lonely ranger
Where have all the cowboys gone

Where have all the cowboys gone

Where have all the cowboys gone

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Paula Cole Where Have All The Cowboys Gone? Comments
  1. Buck Weet

    MeToo movement, Gilette, and modern feminists DO NOT approve this message. 🙄

  2. Bridin84

    At 3:02 she went in

  3. derek junior kelly

    country girl i like this song

  4. iran747

    Great song from one of the best times of my life!

  5. john jay

    *A lovely song from those amazing 1990's!*

  6. Tallcansintheair

    " will raise the children, if you pay all the bills" to me this sounds like a good deal idk...

  7. Frank Stoeffler

    Who would want to be with a real cowboy? Giving shots to the herd all day and trying not to step in their dung. The romance with cowboys is lost in movies... the reality is less romantic. You married a shytkicker who didn't meet expectations.. get over it. G.

  8. Mike or patty Rhoades

    Love it! ohh Amen!!

  9. Antoine Nichols

    Dawson creek brought me here

  10. Austin Mendoza

    2020 who’s here with me?

    Buck Weet

    Great song. I'm surprised YouTube allows it uploaded these days. 🙄

  11. Tallcansintheair

    love the drums, cant remember who said that nowadays one of the things you never hear is a drummer playing a simple beat over and over without flares.

  12. Daniel W Macdougall

    I always hated this song!

  13. David Lujan

    nice lil breast

  14. Ingrid Lopez

    My 35 year old co-teacher and I used to listen to this song while cleaning the clssroom during nap time. It's a total mood.

  15. Bianca Mollo

    Who 2020

  16. juan Isaac

    The feminists will boycott this song.

  17. Lansing Does Business

    Could take or leave the song overall TBH, but love how the drums were recorded and produced.

  18. matt west

    1:58 to 2:04 always gave me goosebumps. Damn

  19. 97756 Guy

    The real cowboys are living in a single wide on someone’s ranch and driving a 20 year old rust bucket.
    Drink too much and no money.
    You can keep your cowboys.

    Mike O'Rear

    a little jealous?

  20. Kent Mains

    Cowboys are now Soyboys.

  21. GingerRootable

    I remember this song and the lyrics convinced me to get a university degree. You can get me a

  22. tdoreborn

    They sold the farm, thx to chRump.

  23. Shoe Gazer

    They’re usually on the golf course at this time of year 🏌️‍♂️

  24. makka y

    They all hiding from you crazy feminist bitches...

  25. JohnCorey80

    High school. Those were the days. Some of the best music was around this time. I would give a million dollars to go back for a few days.

  26. h w

    This song infuriated all the feminists and hundreds of women at the time. but they all totally missed the point.

  27. John Krebs

    This is a song about Paula's midlife crisis. Naturally she blames men.

  28. Muhammad Abyzard

    Akhirnya, ye kan...

  29. emond67

    they stopped being cowboys put their hair in man buns, bought skinny jeans, and spend their time matching their shoes to their man purses. as a parent of such a man child i am ashamed of how i let my son down. if he is a reflection of my parenting i failed horribly

  30. Zaxx 87

    Yippee yo yippee yay

  31. busywl69

    perFect soNg

  32. Rico Olivarez

    Where have all the good jams gone?

  33. Hattori

    The Women Liberal movement caused the Cowboys to go into hiding. Boys can't be boys any more, and it's a crime now to hear a man talk like he is with his friends in the locker room.

  34. Roger H Werner

    Ms. Cole is one very attractive woman with a gorgeous voice

  35. Tensile Strength

    I first heard this on alternative radio while driving home late one night. I was still single then and told myself that I did not want to be a husband like the one described in the lyrics. I told myself the same about the husband in "The Bridges of Madison County".

  36. Steven Northover

    This is such a sad song. Life seldom gives us what we want.

  37. Jose Sanchez

    Paula Cole was so damn hot!

    Cliff Herren

    I agree, beautiful woman.

  38. Happy Bear

    I'd leave the army for you.

  39. Barry Lynne

    Such a gorgeous voice reminds me of the Corrs,and Atomic Kitten.

  40. Andrew Saunders

    I want to slurp shooters out of her belly button. Back then that is. probably not now.but she still can do my dishes.

  41. King of the North

    Where have all the dallas cowboys gone

    Cliff Herren

    Great question. Probably in hibernation with the Chicago Bears.

    Buck Weet

    They're in your psyche relentlessly tormenting you, apparently. 😁

  42. Barricade Powell

    This is probably the most anti-feminist song ever made 😂

  43. Saxon Ray

    They can't figure out if they stand or sit now when they piss....that's the so called men of this century

    Zachary Shade

    To be fair unless it's a gross public restroom or outdoors, standing while you piss is overrated.

  44. Ehtesham Nawaz


  45. Raymon Mata

    Who else is here because of the funny Facebook video about the Dallas Cowboys?

    Zach Stephens

    Raymon Mata I am!

    Raymon Mata

    @Zach Stephens . 🤣

  46. Anton Chigurh

    *WHERE HAVE ALL THE COWBOYS GONE?* They went to brokeback mountain

  47. Ru Fist

    I remember this on VH1 back when I was in middle school. I was like 12 or 13 classic.
    Her vocals are on point.

  48. truth hurts

    The eagles just beat them cowboys.


    But will they beat them Giants?

  49. Barry Lynne

    Love her voice she was great.


    Yes, great! @swimthighwear

  50. C T

    wow shes 51 now and im 35 . we sure have aged.

  51. C T

    good looking women with a soulful voice

  52. Alex Ximon

    I just randomly thought of this song.... Seems like a lot of ppl did too

  53. Dornish Red

    I thought it was 57' Chevy....?

  54. G Khan Jr III%

    *Not the 2020 Superbowl and that's for sure* 😁😳😅🤭🤙

  55. Doug R

    The Cowboys read some Rollo Tomassi, took the red pill and now understand toxic feminism and hypergamy. The John Wayne's are staying the hell away!❤😛✌

  56. Jordan Brown

    Lmfao these lyrics would catch so much flak and hatred from today's generation. And the song is such a dramatic symbolism to today's declining men losing testosterone and energy and becoming more shy of women and more into gay stuff.

    Natalia Keane

    This song reminds me of "Mama' don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys." "they'll never stay home and they're always alone
    , even with someone they love". Here, he's at the bar drinking, and she's alone, but so is he I think. When you're that stoic cowboy, it's hard to open up. And it's hard to be loving and be loved. Desperato is another good song too.

  57. firesmasher999

    who here for the facebook meam.

  58. Innaman Joubert

    Now the '56 Chevy has made way for a scale replica Porsche on the front porch with bills to pay and no employment and Dallas Cowboys having a NFL drought not a draught beer.

  59. Shakara Mike

    2019 still banging

  60. Jeremy Butcher

    Anyone else here from the Dallas Cowboys parody?

  61. ismael delgadillo

    Cowboy are done and why the hell I am here is a good music

  62. T T

    My fav song to play at any feminist gathering

  63. Chris Tressler

    Where did this video disappear off to for several months?
    They said on the radio you can see hair in her arm pits one morning, it's searchable before work and then can't find it at all on my break.

  64. DukeDaGod86

    How bout dem cowboys lmfao!!!!!!!!!!!

  65. Dave Bumpus

    I’m here, on my ranch (lol), waiting for her to show up


    I hope she does! @swimthighwear

  66. Fred Miller Jr

    They probably saw those hairy pits and legs and lit out of Dodge as fast as their ponies would carry them.

  67. tracy howard

    love this song great americana

  68. Leon Adams

    God I remember this song like yesterday.


    It was yesterday.

  69. David Ralph

    You friend zoned him, you stupid bitch!

  70. BROWNBASE1973

    classic 2019

  71. prky cck

    It has a dark western country sound with a good pop sound to it as well. I would say The band Woven Hand but with an upbeat pop sound.

  72. Shine Your Light Detailing

    The Cowboys turned into "Pajamaboys". :-(

    Anton Chigurh

    Nah they went to live in *BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN.*

  73. AlekZands

    Thanks you tube algorithm 👍

  74. h w


  75. Kelly Ann

    All the cow boys ran after the third wave of feminism hit.


    I'm here ... on MY range ... caring only 'bout my cattle.
    And I recently found out, I have my own gender. It's called bipolarsex-gender.
    It means: There's me ... and all others can screw themselves :D

    Adam Brady

    MGTOW is the CURE

    Haragei Lucid

    MGTOW is a symptom.

  76. Leon Adams

    God I hadn't heard this song in ages. Cool video

  77. Redneck Heathen

    My nana loves this song

  78. alfredagain

    Great song but she could have varied the verses instead of doing them all in that sibilant voice.

  79. Elessar Telcontar

    Alive in Broken Arrow, OK; my hometown.

  80. Pedro Mena


  81. SegoMan

    Damn I miss playing music like this, it sounds so good with 5 kilowatts going to the subs.....

  82. William Diep

    Mommas don't let your babies grow up too be cowboys. Cause I spent a bucket of sperm to let them learn...

  83. Doug M

    It has a Sarah vibe by Fleetwood Mac
    Pump a ta pump a ta.
    Missing Laurie fiercely!! 😢

  84. David Kramer


  85. Jay Warren Clark

    Well they’re not in Arizona! All those boys are too worried about losing a buck to stand up for Principle!
    All they’ve got are the hats.


    Was she going to poison him with the lemonade? And then poison his food and coffee because she hated being married to this loser of a man?

  87. Jason Manieri

    No matter how many songs like this are written the feminists are not gonna change the male nature. Too many woman are waiting for a night in shining armor to sweep them off of their feet. Lets get real ladies.

  88. Chuck Taggart

    Sexy !!!

  89. John Gengelbach

    Still sounds great in 2019 and beyond.

    H. Brauni

    I feel the same way .


    @H. Brauni No trashy tattoos either..

  90. Samuel Presley

    cowboys have got tyert.(it ages you)

  91. Claudine Nisbet

    Beautiful music... feel guilty to my other half listening and reading the lyrics to this true 90s classic

  92. sh peimaei


  93. Cory Harper

    They all got the human microchip injected into them n now they're city slickers.

  94. tony gentile

    We got old but carry on!

  95. James B. McGill

    They fell victim of toxic femininity.

  96. creates100

    People take this too literally. It's possibly a point of view , an idea being proposed, a story being told. Not necessarily her own personal opinion. Or it could be completely her opinion. Who knows? Whatever the case it's provocative, thought provoking. Something that's lacking in today's popular music.

  97. smokey 3616

    i just came from watching family guy han solo getting tortured to this song... dont mind me

  98. Jason Keppery

    The Cowboys exited stage because women don't exist anymore. Its a sad fact that all Men are having to deal with. I would love to have a wonderful Woman in my life but feminism has destroyed that for me. Real women need to wake up!

  99. Chuck Taggart

    Wonderful voice, beautiful lady too