#02729
The Cowboy And The General (Simani) video
#1289: YouTube video by oldirishladdie
©2010 ~ Used with permission ~

On stage of the world's great theatre,
Arranged like a western saloon,
The red western sun dips over the hill,
And the anti-new protestors sing at the moon.

The neon says, Peace In The Valley,
Comin' soon, and featured tonight,
Is the general with hammer and sickle,
Versus the cowboy with stars and the stripes.

In My Guns Are Bigger Than Yours,
See the negros are bullets
pushed down in their belts;
My guns are bigger than yours,
Don't try nothing foolish or I'll blow you to hell.

Inside on the set it is quiet,
Some make their way to the door;
Soap boxes pushed from the tables,
And cards, mostly jokers, are strewn on the floor.

At the long shiny bar they are standing,
Each locked in each other man's stare;
The general is nursing a vodka,
While the cowboy is sipping a Budweiser beer.

My guns are bigger than yours,
Without breathing a word to each other they say;
My guns are bigger than yours,
You better be first or I'll blow you away.

Bartender looks quite familiar,
With his beard and his kindly blue eyes;
As he speaks to the two men together,
His words are strangely commanding and wise.

He says, I'll make a proposal,
Just leave your guns over there;
Let me share up the cowboy a vodka,
And I'll buy the general a Budweiser beer.

You both think your guns are bigger,
That's a bad misconception
you're making, of course;
Though my only weapon is love,
I think that my guns are bigger than yours.

If you don't consider my offer,
I'll let the drama go on;
When one of you reach for the trigger,
There'll be no applause
when the curtain comes down.

You both think your guns are bigger,
That's a bad misconception
you're making, of course;
Though my only weapon is love,
I hope that my guns are bigger than yours.

Though my only weapon is love,
I hope that my guns are bigger than yours.

####.... Bud Davidge of Simani ....####
Recorded by Simani (Heaven By Sea, trk#8, 1990 CD, SWC Productions, English Harbour West, NL, recorded at Sim's Studio, Belleoram, NL).

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