Do You Ride Horses
Daniel Weber ©2015 Highway142Music (ASCAP)

She had room full of pictures, a museum of sorts
5 children, 9 grandkids, traced back to the source
In that photo from the 40's, it was black and white of course
Her husband Jim, he was sitting on his horse

She said 'You would've like Jim, he was a cowboy like you
He wore a straw Stetson hat, till it fell clean through
And every fall at the round-up, he'd get one brand new
Aw, you would've liked Jim; he loved to ride horses'

Chorus:

Do you ride horses? What's your breed?
A good saddle, that's all you need
To be closer to God, then you might ever be
You would've liked Jim, he loved to ride horses

When he came back from the war, Jim came back changed
It was something that he saw, said he just couldn't say
He'd take 2 weeks off in August, to try and ride away
And he went further, and further on that horse

She said 'I never tagged along, even though I could ride'
The truth is, she was pregnant, damn near half of the time
But she always hoped that colt, could heal the man inside
And inside Jim, he loved to ride horses

Chorus:

Do you ride horses? What's your breed?
A good saddle, that's all you need
To be closer to God, then you might ever be
You would've liked Jim, he loved to ride horses

Bridge:

But now there's 40 years gone, from those frames staring back
She said there's no use, living in the past…

In retirement Jim kept riding, but his hip was keeping score
He said it's like a rusty hinge, with a heavy wooden door
But he just had to ride that country, maybe one time more
And you know Jim, he loved to ride horses

They found his saddle, with his body, but that horse was born to run
Out where Idaho, Nevada, and Oregon are one
And where bands of wild horses, disappear into the sun
With the ones, who love to ride horses

Chorus:

Do you ride horses? What's your breed?
A good saddle, that's all you need
To be closer to God, then you might ever be
You would've liked Jim, he loved to ride horses
Well you'll be closer to God then you might ever be
You would've liked Jim, he loved to ride horses
So here's to Jim, who loved to ride horses