Silence On The Line

Silence On The Line

Chris LeDoux

Took my last fall in san diego
Bus headed north one headed south
I call a farm in colorado
And I lift a dusty pay phone to my mouth

She says hello I say itâ??s me hon
Sorry I stayed away so long
Tell the kids their old manâ??s through with playinâ?? rodeo
'Cause if itâ??s alright with you Iâ??m cominâ?? home

Well thereâ??s silence on the line
She says you sure did take your time
But I still need a man for the things a man is good for
You know how it is raisinâ?? crops and raisinâ?? kids

Demands a man at least as fit as you are
So come on git on home thereâ??s hay that needs a mowinâ??
A boy that needs a whippinâ?? and a hundred things to do
I hope youâ??ve finally found your mind

To leave that rodeo behind
Iâ??ve spent half my life just waitinâ?? here for you

I guess that nows the time Iâ??d better tell her
Hon Iâ??ve got this old friend thatâ??s here with me
He used to be a cowboy and a good one so they say
But now his legs are crippled he canâ??t walk you see

But hon you ought to hear him tell his stories
Sing the old songs play the guitar too
Iâ??d really like to show him colorado
But I thought Iâ??d better leave it up to you

Well thereâ??s silence on the line
And now I hear her sayinâ??
Babe I only need a man for the things a man is good for
And you know how it is a place just half this big

Demands a man at least as fit as you are
Put yourself in his place itâ??d awful hard to face
All the chores and work and nothing he could do
If you want to know my mind leave that rodeo bum behind
Donâ??t waste our time Iâ??m waitinâ?? here for you

Well cryinâ??s just for kids I put down the phone
Fumble with my crutches movinâ?? slow
I wish that I was on the bus thatâ??s colorado bound
And I hope the weatherâ??s nice in mexico

Written by WHIPPLE, STERLING
Published by Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

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