"I'm a cowboy...

Discussion in 'Life After Brown' started by over9five, Sep 20, 2005.

  1. over9five

    over9five Guest

    ...on a steel horse I ride"

    Anyhow, this song reminded me of work. We are cowboys. We work alone all day. They trust us with a $60,000 vehicle and a million dollars in freight. Its a great job.

    Did I have too many Sammys on the ride home, or are there other songs that remind you of work?

    (Lyrics by Bon Jovi!)
     
  2. moreluck

    moreluck Guest

    monte would probably choose...."Take This Job & Shove It."
     
  3. scratch_king

    scratch_king Guest

    How about Springteen's "Born To Run" or Jackson Browne's "Running On Empty"?
     
  4. hr_guy

    hr_guy Guest

    "bon jovi rocks!" - triumph the insult comic dog
     
  5. wornoutupser

    wornoutupser Guest

    On the roads around here it is

    "Out Into the Danger Zone" straight from Top Gun!
     
  6. toonertoo

    toonertoo Guest

    Alabama "40 hr week" (we can hope)
    "Crazy train" Ozzy Osborne and the number one best, Especially on my way in
    Highway to Hell, ACDC

    (Message edited by toonertoo on September 20, 2005)
     
  7. kidlogic

    kidlogic Guest

    Turn the page Bob Seger
     
  8. munch34m

    munch34m Guest

    In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida by iron Butterfly the 18 minute version. It's good for the first 4 minutes and then becomes totaly redundant and oblivious the the rules around it. An exact U.P.S. moment in time !!!
     
  9. heweslt20

    heweslt20 Guest

    An old song by Tennesee Ernie Ford- 16 Tons

    Some people say a man is made out of mud
    A poor man's made out of muscle and blood
    Muscle and blood and skin and bones
    A mind that's weak and a back that's strong

    You load sixteen tons what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store

    I was born one morning when the sun didn't shine
    I picked up my shovel and I walked to the mine
    I loaded sixteen tons of number nine coal
    And the straw boss said well a bless my soul

    You load sixteen tons what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store

    I was born one morning it was drizzling rain
    Fighting and trouble are my middle name
    I was raised in the canebreak by an old mama lion
    Ain't no high tone woman make me walk the line

    You load sixteen tons what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store

    If you see me coming better step aside
    A lot of men didn't a lot of men died
    One fist of iron the other of steel
    If the right one don't get you then the left one will

    You load sixteen tons what do you get
    Another day older and deeper in debt
    Saint Peter don't you call me 'cause I can't go
    I owe my soul to the company store
     
  10. brownmonster

    brownmonster Guest

    "-eleven hours in a tin can, god there's got to be another way!"
     
  11. susiedriver

    susiedriver Guest

    It's always been the great Sam Cooke song for me:

    [Chorus:]
    That's the sound of the men
    They are working on the chain gang
    That's the sound of the men
    They are working on the chain gang
    That's the sound of the men
    They are working on the chain gang

    All day long they work so hard
    till the sun's comin' down
    workin on the highways and biways
    and wearin a frown

    I hear them moanin' their lives away
    and then you hear somebody say

    [Chorus]

    Hear someone sayin'
    whoa I work, work so hard
    See my woman, who I love so dear,
    but I, I've got to work right here.

    [Chorus]

    My, my, my, my, I work so hard
    Give me water, I'm thirsty
    Whoa I, I work so hard

    You hear them moanin' their lives away,
    and then you hear somebody say

    [Chorus 2x]
    }
     
  12. hitsomebody

    hitsomebody Guest

    Tuff Enuff
    The Fabulous Thunderbirds

    I would walk ten miles on my hands and knees
    Ain't no doubt about it baby it's you I aim to please
    I'd wrestle with a lion and a grizzly bear
    It's my life baby but I don't care

    Ain't that tuff enuff
    Ain't that tuff enuff
    Ain't that tuff enuff
    Ain't that tuff enuff

    For you baby I would swim the sea
    Nothing I'd do for you that's too tuff for me
    I'd put out a burning building with a shovel and dirt
    And not even worry about getting hurt

    I'd work twenty four hours, seven days a week
    Just so I could come home and kiss your cheek
    I love you in the morning and I love you at noon
    I love you in the night and take you to the moon

    I'd lay in a pile of burning money that I've earned
    and not even worry about getting burned
    I'd climb the Empire State Building, fight Muhammad Ali
    Just to have you baby close to me
     
  13. feederrat1

    feederrat1 Guest

    Here comes a new boss, same as the old boss. . . Won't get fooled again. (Yes, we had a change of management recently.)
     
  14. "clown's to the left of me, joker's to the right here I am stuck in the middle with you"

    Steelers Wheel
     
  15. pd109

    pd109 Guest

    anything off this album
     
  16. ok2bclever

    ok2bclever Guest

    I always said the Police song "Every Breath You Take" was the official UPS management theme song. [​IMG]


    Every breath you take
    Every move you make
    Every bond you break
    Every step you take
    I'll be watching you.

    Every single day
    Every word you say
    Every game you play
    Every night you stay
    I'll be watching you.

    Oh can't you see
    You belong to me?
    How my poor heart aches with every step you take.</font>
     
  17. rushfan

    rushfan Guest

    My favorite is one played on a classic country station here. I listen to the station once in a while for S#$ts and giggles.
    I think it's by Merle Haggard,

    "Been headed downhill-
    like a snowball headed for hell".

    also another one...

    "dang me, dang me,
    they otta take a rope
    and hang me"

    and the all time favorite by C.W. McCoy:

    "CONVOY"
     
  18. upsdude

    upsdude Guest

    Just before the ERI.......

    Artist: Barney
    Song Title: I love you
    Album: Barney'S Favorites, Vol. 1

    I love you,
    You love me,
    We're a happy family,
    with a great big hug,
    and a kiss from me to you,
    Won't you say you love me TOO!

    I love you,
    You love me,
    We're best friends like friends should be,
    With a great big hug,
    And a kiss from me to you,
    Won't you say you love me too
     
  19. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Guest

    "...we ain't wrong, we ain't sorry and it's probably gonna happen again".

    Reminds me of management.

    Don't know title or author. Heard it on a country/western station while I was getting my car serviced.
     
  20. oko

    oko Guest

    The Prentender by Jackson Browne


    I'm going to rent myself a house
    In the shade of the freeway
    I'm going to pack my lunch in the morning
    And go to work each day
    And when the evening rolls around
    I'll go on home and lay my body down
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    I'll get up and do it again
    Amen
    Say it again
    Amen

    I want to know what became of the changes
    We waited for love to bring
    Were they only the fitful dreams
    Of some greater awakening
    I've been aware of the time going by
    They say in the end it's the wink of an eye
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    You'll get up and do it again
    Amen

    Caught between the longing for love
    And the struggle for the legal tender
    Where the sirens sing and the church bells ring
    And the junk man pounds his fender
    Where the veterans dream of the fight
    Fast asleep at the traffic light
    And the children solemnly wait
    For the ice cream vendor
    Out into the cool of the evening
    Strolls the Pretender
    He knows that all his hopes and dreams
    Begin and end there

    Ah the laughter of the lovers
    As they run through the night
    Leaving nothing for the others
    But to choose off and fight
    And tear at the world with all their might
    While the ships bearing their dreams
    Sail out of sight

    I'm going to find myself a girl
    Who can show me what laughter means
    And we'll fill in the missing colors
    In each other's paint-by-number dreams
    And then we'll put out dark glasses on
    And we'll make love until our strength is gone
    And when the morning light comes streaming in
    We'll get up and do it again
    Get it up again

    I'm going to be a happy idiot
    And struggle for the legal tender
    Where the ads take aim and lay their claim
    To the heart and the soul of the spender
    And believe in whatever may lie
    In those things that money can buy
    Thought true love could have been a contender
    Are you there?
    Say a prayer for the Pretender
    Who started out so young and strong
    Only to surrender

    (c) 1976 SWALLOW TURN MUSIC


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