What Becomes Of A Cowboy?

I’ve been waking early, sweating when it’s cold
A guilty mind can eat away your soul
Every time a shot goes off I cower to the floor
Living with my back against the wall

Like a cat rattles a cage,
Destroys the will of that little bird
My hands are shaking like a rattle snake
What becomes of a cowboy who’s lost his nerve?

I’ve been seein preachers and I keep getting told
That devils got my everlastin soul
But I’ll still keep sending prayers,
and I’ll keep on selling lies
Til I can’t even look a child in the eyes

Like a mouse caught by the tail
My heart is beating through my chest
I’d try suicide but I know I’d only fail
What becomes of a cowboy who’s lost his nerve?

I always have the same dream where I’m lying in the dirt
And these vultures they keep picking at my guts
And I wake up and I’m crying and I’m punching on the walls
Out of everyone, why have I lived on?

I see death walking to my door,
I feel the cold of his breath all over me
And I curse his eyes as he walks away
What pleasures do you get from taunting me?

Like a cat rattles a cage,
Destroys the will of that little bird
My hands are shaking like a rattle snake
What becomes of a cowboy who’s lost his nerve?