Bob Birthisel

Bob Birthisel

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Country - Rock | Lynchburg, Virginia, United States
Total Song Plays: 975   
Member Since: 2016
   Last Login: 11/29/2020
   Sounds Like: John Mayer, The Eagles

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Plays:

26

Song Description

Subtitled "I Wanna Grow Up To Be A Cowboy" this is a mid-tempo, retro-traditional Country shuffle with a sense of humor. It's about hopes and dreams of being a Cowboy hero, catching the bad guy and getting the girl. You'll hear fiddle, pedal steel, and influences like Jimmy Webb, Bob Wills and The Eagles along the way. Fun and uplifting!

Story Behind the Song

Being a kid who grew up on TV Westerns, I had these feelings since a very young age and when I wrote the initial chord pattern, the lyrics flowed.

Broadjam Member Reviews

Great old school country, with a new sounding instrument backing, love the fiddle. Nice touch with unexpected accents. Clear, up front vocal that really fits the song.

    - Jeff Ashbaker

Nice instrumental, great song. Lyrics were good and the recording was nice and clear. Loved the violin playing! Great job. Fun song!

    - Ladee V
Lyrics

My family tradition tends to make me into something that I'm not.
But I can't think of a better thing for me to be than me and that's alright by me.
I don't want to spend my days and nights and years
inside some office building. NO!
Just give me the outdoors, a white horse and an old ten-gallon hat.
(What's wrong with that?): Not a thing. I just sing...

I wanna grow up to be a Cowboy, just like Buffalo Bill.
I said it when I was a five-year-old and I guess I always will,
'cause the Cowboy gets the bad guy, and the Cowboy gets the girl.
Best of all he gets a Colt 45 with a handle made of pearl.

In my dreams I'm the Sheriff of Laredo, and a Texas Ranger too.
I'm the man who told Geronimo just where to go and what he had to do.
But the mornin' brings reality right back to me,
and DAMN I'm late for work! But they can't take my dreams away.

I wanna grow up to be a Cowboy, just like Buffalo Bill.
I said it when I was a five-year-old and I guess I always will,
'cause the Cowboy gets the bad guy, and the Cowboy gets the girl.
Best of all he gets a Colt 45 with a handle made of pearl. Alright!

They can't take my dreams away!
I'm gonna grow up to be a Cowboy, just like Buffalo Bill.
I said it when I was a five-year-old and I guess I always will,
'cause the Cowboy gets the bad guy, and the Cowboy gets the girl.
Best of all he gets a Colt 45 with a handle made of pearl.
Oh yeah, I'm gonna grow up to be a Cowboy, just like Buffalo Bill.
I said it when I was a little boy and I guess I always will.
The Cowboy gets the bad guy. The Cowboy gets the girl.
Best of all he gets a Colt 45 with a handle made of pearl.
A handle made of pearl!

Song Length
3:58
Genres
Country - Cowboy, Country - Traditional
Tempo / Feel
Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Moods
Cheerful, In High Spirits

Subject Matter
Cowboy, Dreams

Similar Artists
George Strait, Jimmy Webb
Language
English
Era
1980 - 1989

Lyric Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Music Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Producer Credits Robert P. Birthisel
Publisher Credits Worldwide Birthisel Publishing (ASCAP)