Pinwheel of Death

Don Cook


SONGS

Writers Don Cook, Michael Martin Murphey, Chick Rains

Genres Country, Pop

Recorded 1990

Lyrics verse 1:
STARIN' AT THE SOUTH END
OF NORTHBOUND CATTLE,
SLAVIN' IN THE SADDLE
ALL DAY,
YOU GOT TO BE
SOME KIND OF
NAT'RAL-BORN FOOL
TO WANT TO LIVE YOUR LIFE
THIS WAY.
WELL, IT CAN'T BE THE COOKIN'
IT SURE AIN'T THE MONEY,
THE DEVIL MADE THE HORSE
THAT I RIDE.
THE DAYS ARE TOO LONG
AND THE NIGHTS ARE TOO SHORT
AND THE BOSS
AIN'T NEVER SATISFIED.
Chorus:
SO WHAT AM I DOING HERE,
LORD?
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING
BETTER OUT THERE,
SO WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
verse 2:
SOMETIMES I WONDER
IN THE LIGHTNING
AND THE THUNDER
IF A COWBOY'S EVEN GOT A PRAYER,
AND WHY'D YOU HAVE TO MAKE IT
SO HARD DOWN HERE,
WHEN THINGS ARE SO MUCH BETTER
UP THERE?
NOW, THE LORD CALLED HIS ANGELS
ALL AROUND THE THRONE,
SAID, 'BOYS,
I MUST BE WASTIN' MY TIME,
'CAUSE I THOUGHT
I GAVE THE COWBOY
A PRETTY GOOD LIFE
HE'S COMPLAININ'
TILL THE DAY HE DIES.'
Chorus:
SO WHAT AM I DOING HERE,
LORD?
WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING
BETTER OUT THERE,
SO WHAT AM I DOING HERE?
THERE'S GOT TO BE SOMETHING
BETTER OUT THERE,
SO WHAT AM I DOING HERE?