Richard Shindell

Stray Cow Blues

from Careless

Moon gone down, sun still hours away
Moon gone down, sun still hours away
I'm out here waiting, waiting for the light of day

There's a shadow creepin, there's a hoot owl up in the tree
There's a shadow creepin, there's a hoot owl in the tree
I wonder just what it is that hoot owl sees

Barbed wire, ditches and thickets
Mud's cold, and I'm gut deep in it
Nothing to do but hang my head and low

I followed the grass til all the grass gave out
I followed the grass til all the grass gave out
I raised my head and took a look around

Where the hell did everybody go?
Where the hell did everybody go?
Never heard that call, now I'm all alone

(Chorus)

Where's that man would come and cut me free
Where's that man would come and cut me free
Come out and chase these shadows away from me

Moon gone down, sun still hours away
Moon gone down, sun still hours away
I'm standing out here waiting, waiting for the light of day

updated: 1 year ago