Hank Thomas
Driftwood Johnson Rides Again
Driftwood Johnson Rides Again
copyright 2008
Flash Publishing

He never did quit smokin'. But he had to quit the booze
It had taken everything from him, that he had left to loose.
She was the last to go, as she sat down by his side,
And told him, "I can't stand to hang around, and watch a good man die".

He knew right then and there, he had to find a way.
To put all his pain behind him, and make everybody say . . .

Driftwood Johnson rides again, ain't he somethin'. What a man.
Eight plus seconds every ride, he's ropin' calves with just one hand
Though he knows it's just a dream, he'd give anything
To have her back here by his side, help him fix this broken plan
Driftwood Johnson rides again

He did the best he could, but the whiskey took it's toll
He turned thirty-five the day before, the Good Lord claimed his soul
As they bowed their heads, standing silently in prayer
One cowboy took his hat, and raised it high, one final farewell wave

And as she knelt there by his side they heard her say
If you listen very hard, you can hear the angels sing

Driftwood Johnson rides again, ain't he somethin'. What a friend.
Heart of gold and nerves of steel, he loved that woman till the end

And she knows it's just a dream, but she'd give anything
To have him back there by her side, Softly holding her right hand
One last kiss before the end, gently loving her and then
Driftwood Johnson rides again . . . .

Lyrics Credits: T. LaFlesh
Music Credits: Hank Thomas
Producer Credits: Hank Thomas
Publisher Credits: ThunderHead Publishing
Performance Credits: Hank Thomas & Silent Thunder/ Daniel Mackin -piano and keyboards
Label Credits: ThunderHead Records
Short Song Description:
Fallen rodeo star meets a sad end
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Song Length: 3:26
Primary Genre: Country-Contemporary
Secondary Genre: Country-General
Tempo: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Heartbreak
Mood 1: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later