I was spared this kind of sentiment though in that I wanted to be a cowboy when I was a kid, but could never find "The West".
Like so many others, my family left Ohio and we went west. We finally hit the Pacific Ocean and couldn't go any farther. But it wasn't far enough, so we built piers in the ocean just to get a little farther West. (Thank you Gallagher). . .
I appreciate this song a lot. But there should be some kind of lament for those who never found the cowboy way. . . except on TV and such songs.
If you had/have this kind of lifestyle I envy you. That burning barn makes for a really nice sky. . .