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Ten Seconds In The Saddle
(Terry S. Smith)

His Stetson was faded and battered and worn
The stubble of his beard showed flakes of gray
His limp was severe cause a leg had been torn
By a bronc in his rodeo days
He hung round the chutes while we waited to mount
With a vague look of longing in his eyes
He spoke very few words but he made 'em count
He was broken, forgotten, but wise

CHORUS
He said life's is just like riding broncs its a battle
Then he rolled a cigarette with shaky hands
Son I'll gladly take ten seconds in the saddle
For a life time of watching from the stands

I noticed the cigarette burns on his vest
And the remnant of a dream left in his eyes
The boys said he could have well been the best
Had not fate cheated him of his prize
Ah but I learned a lesson that I've never known
From this guy who has been busted so bad
It's better to ride even if you get thrown
Than to wind up just wishing you had

CHORUS

Yes I'll gladly take ten seconds in the saddle
For a life time of watching from the stands

 

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