Silent Tree Music - Song Lyrics
( TV westerns song lyrics )
KINGDOM OF THE GUN
( RIDING HIGH )
Copyright © 1998 - MickTerry.com
On YouTube, performed LIVE by MICK TERRY (soon!)
A small, sullen child with a shortage of friends,
I'd stare at the TV for hours on end.
I even did homework while watching the scenes
until I was fully entranced by the screen.
My heroes were real. They were warm & alive;
& off on adventures together we'd ride.
Just how it occurred, can't explain or recall,
but it seems I was totally absorbed by it all.
Yes, Hopalong gave me my very own horse,
a spirited prancer, palomino, of course.
Gene Autry supplied me with two guns of steel,
& Roy Rogers taught me to shoot them quite well.
Lone Ranger & Tonto, on each side of me,
together we caught Mercer's Gang at Bear Creek.
& one day, I'm sent on assignment alone.
Single-handed, I captured Garth Hud & Bret Stone.
RIDING HIGH out on the prairie,
RIDING HIGH into the sun.
RIDING HIGH, only the daring
riding through the KINGDOM OF THE GUN.
My mother would ask me just where had I been.
I'd tell her with Tonto, my close Injun friend.
She'd spank me for lying; I'm sent to my room
to wait for my father who's coming home soon.
Again, I'd be punished for telling such lies.
& I soon enough learned how to live in disguise,
not tell them the truth of what really went on
when I'm out roping outlaws who lived by the gun.
One day on returning from Cimarrontown,
I found the Lone Ranger & Tonto pinned down.
With Hopalong wounded, Roy tied to a tree
& Autry in Kansas, it's all up to me.
& perched as I was high atop Cutler Hill,
I plotted my actions with cunning and skill.
But just as I started my bold rescue scheme,
I am told I should grow up & not live in dreams.
From inside the TV, a beckoning call
to ride on for justice & freedom for all.
But now that I'm older, I can't play that game,
so I turn off the TV & then walk away.
Had I glanced o'er my shoulder,
I just might have seen
riding off through the sunset,
Roy Rogers, Gene Autry, the Lone Ranger ... & me.
Copyright © 1998 MICK TERRY Silent Tree Music All rights reserved
[ Reprinted here by permission of the composer-lyricist ] BMI
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