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Western Movies

from Western Movies by Railtown

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I had the title for this and a little bit of the music since 2001. I specifically wanted to write it as the title song for the Western Movies album. In our December, 2005 writing sessions at my place, my friend Bill Warrington and I finally fleshed this one out.

The modern day 'cowboy' has become part of the cattle drive known as the morning commute. But he breaks free to 'rob' a bank (with a withdrawal slip), and rides off into the sunset - "just like in old Western Movies" - Hopefully setting the stage for the rest of the album . . . a series of 'fantasy' Western vignettes, or 'movies' .

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WESTERN MOVIES

We ride into town in the morning
Being herded like cattle at dawn
But I break from the gang
Make a run for the bank
Hand the teller a note, then I'm gone

With the sun on my back
I'm free at last
To answer the call of the wild

Just like in old Western Movies
Where each day is a different plot
I like to pretend I'm the hero
But sometimes I'm more of an outlaw
Just like in old Western Movies

Later on the sun paints a picture
As a backdrop for a rundown saloon
I go in for a drink
Pull out my six-string
Start singin' the crowd's favorite tunes

Then gone like the wind
'Fore the night came to an end
I rode away with a smile

Just like in old Western Movies
Where each day is a different plot
I like to pretend I'm the hero
But sometimes I'm more of an outlaw
Just like in old Western Movies

Just like in old Western Movies
Just like . . . Western Movies

Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Bill Warrington
Copyright 2005 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP)/
Bill Warrington Music (BMI)
DOC: 2001, 12/10/2005, 12/23/2005

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from Western Movies, released May 10, 2020
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aka Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukulele and harmonica.
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