Rusting away in the tall grass.
Far from prying eyes she was
Took a lifetime to find her.
Saddle-tramp leather chaps
Hang from a rawboned frame.
Comfortable with smiling
Peers out beneath the sun.
Skeletons are friends we never found
Dreaming of lush riverbanks
So far from home.
Dust on the horizon
Blacksmith's heart slicing the hardpan.
A tremble, a tremble
Gallops that engine
(She looked at me across the veranda
Sitting there at Scarsdale Plantation
While the ladies played croquet on the south lawn
And she smiled...)
So long ago.
Collins and I
We ride out under that western sky
Rolling 'tween the purple sage and tumbleweeds
No one to ask us why
You purr for me.
Hula girl dancing on the dash
Beckons sweetly...promising everything.
Sundown in the distance falling
Radio is singing lullabies
Of lost hearts and moonlit gardens...
And Collins just smiles that reaper's grin
Men call him Black-Hand Spade.
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Hard miles borne of a temperament
Meant to burn steel and break hearts.
Johnny Walker and his cousins
Jim, Jack and Jose
Like to meet in 'tonks and roadhaunts;
Cutt'n heads just to watch 'em sway.
Spade knows 'em old backroads
Bettr 'n the back of his hand.
A rodeo Stetson and rundown boots
Carry the knuckles of bloody fame
From the Mason-Dixon to the Rio Grande.
Decided to hitch a ride with me
In my old green sedan.
Forever scented of time,
Of decades under lonely moons
And summer storms.
Shimmer in the heat.
We blow right by 'em
Let the dead stay asleep.
Ol' Spade and I
We like to fly
In my old green sedan.
This legend was inspired by this exemplary painting by
And these ethereal tunes: www.youtube.com/watch?v=rKpGnH… "Thick of It All" by Porno For Pyros.
And www.youtube.com/watch?v=guMTFh… "Wishing You Well" by Porno For Pyros.
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Thank you so much! Yeah, I think the classic Old West cowboy aesthetic is cool, so I had that in mind when I composed this.
And of course, old cars are rad. Especially the 30s to 50s era.
Thanks again for the complement!!
I appreciate the complement!! Thank you! Truthfully I was taken aback when I realized this had received a DD.
When a group requested it for their DD folder, I thought there was a mistake; this piece wasn't a DD. And I was ready to note them to clarify the oversight when, lo and behold, I saw the Daily Deviation icon!
No one was more surprised than me. Thanks again!
- Congrats on the DD! Have a nice day!