16 thoughts on “Paula Cole-Where have all the cowboys gone

  1. This song started me out thinking: Yeah!! Please take me back, back where everyone was who he or she is. Back to sanity. Then (for me) the song took a wrong turn and had the common theme of a man who has failed his wife and family. Another man-gone-wrong song. I don’t like when songs or movies do that and I won’t be silent when the social engineers smear or diminish my father, brother, uncles, friends, who are decent and responsible. The trend keeps escalating and must be halted. Here are the lyrics. If I could just rewrite the second half:

    Where Have All The Cowboys Gone

    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 dandy lion 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 TV
    And I’ll fix a little something to eat
    Oh 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 goodbyes
    Say goodbyes
    Say goodbyes
    We finally sell the Chevy
    When we had another baby
    And you took the job in Tennessee
    You made friends at the farm
    And you joined 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
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah
    Yippee yo, yippee yeah

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    1. Agreed, galen.
      It rubbed me wrong, way wrong.
      Just another man bashing song that can be stuffed.

      Like I said, why would a man want to be at bars when all he has is at home, unless wife has become biotchy?

  2. Ok, there’s generally two sides of a story.

    The song started out great with traditional values exemplified.

    I’ll raise the children, you work and pay the bills, etc…

    Good so far…

    Then she sings about the guy going out to the bars after work..

    and it goes down hill from here..

    I’d like to know what role she played in the down hill slide?

    Most men after working a full hard day want to come home to family unless they are retarded..

    My question is why did guy prefer bars rather than home?

    Did wife become typical nag bag and start withholding physical pleasure from the man?

    Been what I’ve seen in life….

    Women, don’t ever deprive your man. This is tops on his list.

    1. Tippy-top.

      And good that many now understand the Gloria Steinem/CIA psy-op. And radical fem Andrea Dworkin with her, “All sex is rape” assertion. We are crawlin’ our way back from Zio perversion.

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    2. It sounds like the guy didn’t want to hear her shit.
      The implication is that when one criticizes a person they will shape up and do the right thing. The psychology points to the contrary. They don’t shape up and do what you want, they refrain from participating altogether.

  3. Why do men die first? This is a question that has gone unanswered for centuries, but, now we know. But it requires a bit of explanation.

    If you put a woman on a pedestal and try to protect her from the rat race … you’re a male chauvinist. If you stay home and do the housework … you’re a pansy. If you work too hard … there’s never any time for her. If you don’t work enough … you’re a good-for-nothing bum. If she has a boring repetitive job with low pay … this is exploitation. If you have a boring repetitive job with low pay … you should get off your lazy behind and find something better. If you get a promotion ahead of her … that is favoritism. If she gets a job ahead of you … it’s equal opportunity.

    If you mention how nice she looks … it’s sexual harassment. If you keep quiet … it’s male indifference. If you cry … you’re a wimp. If you don’t … you’re an insensitive bastard. If you make a decision without consulting her … you’re a chauvinist.

    If she makes a decision without consulting you, she’s a liberated woman. If you ask her to do something she doesn’t enjoy … that’s domination. If she asks you … it’s a favor. If you appreciate the female form and frilly underwear … you’re a pervert. If you don’t … you’re gay.

    If you like a woman to shave her legs and keep in shape … you’re sexist. If you don’t … you’re unromantic. If you try to keep yourself in shape … you’re vain. If you don’t … you’re a slob. If you buy her flowers … you’re after something. If you don’t … you’re not thoughtful. If you’re proud of your achievements … you’re full of yourself. If you don’t … you’re not ambitious. If she has a headache … she’s tired. If you have a headache … you don’t love her anymore. If you want it too often … you’re oversexed. If you don’t … there must be someone else.

    So: Why do men die first? Because they want to.

    1. I hear you Enemy of the State, and I say to all who’ve been there, take heart. Many are becoming aware of this assault on American men. The turn-around is coming, and they won’t be able to pit us against each other for long. What does is take to realize that both male and female are compliments to each other, and together form the foundation of existence and its survival? We are in the aftermath of onslaught on relationships, on love, trust, families, intimacy, community, etc. I don’t know if this song actually fits, but somehow it lifts:

      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IW6WGmhOaMA

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      1. I’d just like to be clear, I am a very happily married man
        my Wife is a Non-Feminist , and believes in the two roles of a man and a woman being separate yet complimenting each others roles
        My Wife is actually pissed at the feminist movement acting against her beliefs and F-ing up her “good thing”

        Kinda just like the early settlers that came to this country and , fukced up how good the Indians had it

        I mean , how do you get any better than the man hunting, fishing and exploring all day and coming home to a home fresh meal from your beautiful wife ? yet , they(western society) sure screwed that up

        BTW i am part Naive Indian , so I wish it were still like it should be

        1. ps: I just stumbled upon this quote. Perhaps some will disagree, but I found some truth in it:

          “Any girl who grows to womanhood without knowing that love is her supreme value has been spiritually raped. Feminine spirituality expresses an attitude of spiritual waiting, and tending, and readiness for the meeting with its opposite which is a prerequisite for inner wholeness. Without this she becomes a prey to the masculine within herself, a raging spirit of intellectual or physical activity to which no man can be related, and to which she can in no way relate herself. She is a woman possessed.”
          — Irene Claremont de Castillejo

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