As Andrew was drifting off to asleep one restful Sunday afternoon, he says to me, “I’m having some strange thoughts.”
Me: “This is normal.” (Haha)
Andrew: “You said to me, ‘You have to call me Janet’ and I said, ‘Why do I have to call you Janet?’ You said, ‘Because it’s my birth name’ and I said, ‘Okay’ and you said ‘It isn’t fair because of the Cowboy Gospel’ and I said ‘Why? What are you talking about?’ And you said, ‘They’re going to take it all off the air and then it will just be Cowboy Gospel, static, and weird noises.’”
Me: (after laughing my fool head off) “Maybe I should write a Cowboy Gospel song?”
Andrew: “I hope not. It was weird.”
My attempt at Cowboy Gospel:
Thank The Lord
I headed out in my pickup, on a dry mid-August day
Not a nickel in my pocket, nor a penny to my name
My faithful pal Sparky took the passenger side
We were ready for adventure
‘Till the dust got in my eyes.
Then the road got real rocky as my truck began to roll
Poor Sparky wasn’t belted, so my dog
God bless his soul
He took an awful tumble as he pinballed ’round the cab
Thank the Lord, no bone was broken
‘Cause I sure do love that lab.
Thank the Lord
Yes, thank the Lord
Without the Lord, we’d have no prayer
So thank the Lord He’s always there.
Well Sparky, he was battered, but the bruises they did fade
And we learned a dear old lesson
So we’ll never be the same
Though the road has many dangers
Some hidden, some defined
We thank the Lord, that He’s still there
when that road we’re on does wind.
Thank the Lord…
#NotSoSureCowboyGospelsMyCalling #NoAnimalsWereHarmedInTheWritingOfThisSong #BuckleUpPup!
(Andrew added the “pup” to my “buckle up!” That’s like saying he’s the cheese to my crackers. I think I just called myself crackers.)
I had no clue that Cowboy Gospel was a real thing! It wasn’t until just after I wrote my song, that I discovered the truth. I also found the video below. I near died when I watched this video; not only is it scary accurate in comparison to what I wrote, but there was also a white pickup truck like the photo I’d chosen from Unsplash.com
Don’t tell me that Jesus doesn’t have a sense of humor! I’m just following His breadcrumbs. Sometimes He takes me on some pretty amusing road trips. 😁 Don’t believe me? No matter. We’ll keep on truckin’ anyways. (lol) 😁
Music that Speaks
Though Cowboy Gospel may not be a genre that you’ll find on any of my playlists, I have to give kudos to these Baggy Bottom Boys; they’re serving Jesus with all their heart. This is something that makes my own heart sing. ❤ Infact, this song has a very sweet and heart warming message. So even if Cowboy Gospel isn’t your cup of joe, I’d encourage you to have a listen anyways. It gave me both a chuckle, and an “Awwwwwwwww.” ❤ WWJD? (What would Jesus do…Indeed!)
- There are two theories to arguing with a woman. Neither one works.
- Generally you ain’t learnin’ anything when your mouth’s a jawin.
- If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop digging.
Cowboy wisdom was sourced from: Yourdictionary.com Some of it makes for good marital advice too. (Hehe)
*Photo by Sydney Rae on Unsplash