Chris Mortensen

Chris Mortensen

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Country - General | Paradise, Utah, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,893   
Member Since: 2006
   Last Login: over 30 days ago

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Song Description

Story of a fictional saddle bronc rider, the frustrations of rodeo life


1st Verse

I try to make a living, go from town to town
Following the rodeo all around
I get up in the saddle for eight seconds at a time
And if I mark him out, when the whistle blows, he's mine

2nd Verse

Got stomped on in Denver, broke my ribs in Abeline
Got scars from nearly half of all the towns I've ever seen
And even when I win one, there's nothing in the news
So it's back up in the saddle, singing these eight second blues

3rd Verse

Another eight seconds on a mean saddle bronc
Another four hours in some honky tonk
Another pretty lady, another clever line to use
Then it's back out on the highway, living these eight second blues


Some day I'll hang my spurs up, Lord knows I've paid my dues
I'm feeling down and dirty, got those eight second blues

Song Length
Blues - Country, Country - Honky Tonk
Tempo / Feel
Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Cool, Sociable

Subject Matter
Cowboy, Frustration

Similar Artists
Clint Black, Stevie Ray Vaughan

Lyric Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Music Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Producer Credits Chris W. Mortensen
Publisher Credits South Canyon Music
Performance Credits Chris W. Mortensen, Bob Parson, Joe Sorenson
Label Credits Chris W. Mortensen