Gary Fjellgaard Song Lyrics > The Collection: Solo Accoustic

Falcon and the Cowboy

Theres a hawk in the sky with a lean hungry eye
A hunter of the old brown hills
Somewhere in the west the sun is gonna set
A moment just before he makes his kill

A cowboys mendin fence and the heat waves rise
Theres a wind with a breath like a fire
He kicks at the dust and wipes his brow
The falcon came to rest upon the wire

He sat there looking at the cowboy
The cowboy looked right back at him
I guess they must have reached some understanding
If we share this range we might as well be friends

We are the keepers of the earth down here in the dirt
With every living thing at our mercy
For a moment in the wind you and I my friend
Are given all this power and this glory
We are the keepers of the earth, keeping her for better or for worse
Just like the falcon and the cowboy

He slaps his hat on a worn out chap
Had a drink from a warm canteen
And as if to say well I guess thats that
The falcon just up and flew away

He circled once and looked down on the cowboy
The cowboy stared right back at him
I guess they reached some final understanding
If we share this range we might as well be friends
So long old buddy till we meet again

Writer Gary Fjellgaard
Publisher Slim Creek Music/©Socan

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