Cowboy you're like a Mustang driftin' with the wind
Riding clear of fences that might close you in
Your wild restless spirit keeps you searchin' for higher ground
You don't get close to brandin' fires you'll never be tied down.
Last night the lady she took you by suprise
Threw a loop around your heart when she looked into your eyes
Branded by the tender touch of her soft gentle hand
Now this hard ridin' cowboy this wild driftin' cowboy
Will never ride into the sunset again
The night wind through the canyon makes such a mournful sound
Freedom your old partner well he just let you down
It's snowing on the mountain the trail is snowing in
You try to fight the feeling but cowboy you'll never win
Last night the lady...
This hard ridin' cowboy this wild driftin' cowboy
He'll never ride into the sunset again