Josh Joplin Group – I Am Not The Only Cowboy

Picked up a bunch of wacky, obscure CDs the other day while in Melbourne w/ the GF – and this was on the album The Future That Was by the Josh Joplin Group. Love it! =D

Josh Joplin Group - The Future That Was album cover

And it starts like this we crave to be kissed, by a moment complete in its happiness
Far away from the things that we wish to escape, that lead to think that we are not awake
We are ourselves, despite ourselves, this place gets smaller as the universe swells
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor
And I am not the only lifeguard who’s washed up on the shore

Wake me up, take me out
Calm me down, when I’m in doubt
And I’m in doubt
Everyday

And words are like weight with density and shape, modifying forms they evaporate
You can choose the truth, you can listen to light, you can lead the charge and still loose the fight
Far be it for me to claim anything, for I am just one in a state of being
I come come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

I am not the only proverb that never really fits
And I am not the only Caulfield who’s catching more than kids

[chorus]

And so it ends as it begins, as everything that is infinite ascends
Into its time all things pass, all things fade, all things last
You are yourself, despite yourself, this world grows smaller as the universe swells
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

And I am not the only boxer that hasn’t words to write
And I am not the only poet who’s much too scared to fight

[chorus]

I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor.

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