May 21

Tim McGraw Acknowledged His Other Side In “The Cowboy In Me”


Tim McGraw

Most of the music artists, inside and outside of the country industry, use their experiences in life to create a song. It’s like telling their life story through the songs patched with melodies. With this, it would be more appealing, and most of the time, it would impact the listeners. It could stimulate or even inspire one’s life.

In this particular song, “The Cowboy In Me,” is an illustration of Tim McGraw’s experience. In other words, the song barely describes his other personality. A different character that others possibly don’t know about the country artist yet.

The Story…

We all know that Tim McGraw is one of the most soulful country artists of this generation. Also, he is considered one of the best male country artists in the industry. McGraw has a personality that country music obsessives admire, which is humble and kind.  Being a loving and faithful to his wife is another comportment of McGraw which makes him committed.

Furthermore, “The Cowboy In Me,” portrays the other personality of McGraw. He acknowledged the fact that he’s destructive and sometimes selfish as what the song represents. It is merely “the cowboy in him.”

The Cowboy In Me…

Jeffrey Steele, Al Anderson, and Craig Wiseman are the coveted songwriters behind “The Cowboy In Me.” It was released in November 2001. Also, the song is the third single from McGraw’s album “Set This Circus Down.” “The Cowboy In Me” became No.1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for a week.

Moreover, Anderson felt the song was so important to him even though it has nothing to do with his personal life. Steele came in with the ideas of the song. In fact, he had done most parts of the song, and two of them along with Wiseman who just polished the totality of it.

The Lyrics…

I don’t know why I act the way I do

Like I ain’t got a single thing to lose

Sometimes I’m my own worst enemy

I guess that’s just the cowboy in me

Got a life that most would love to have

But sometimes I still wake up fightin’ mad

At where this road I’m heading down might lead

I guess that’s just the cowboy in me

The urge to run, the restlessness

Heart of stone I sometimes get

The things I’ve done for foolish pride

Me that’s never satisfied

The face that’s in the mirror when I don’t like what I see

I guess that’s just the cowboy in me

The urge to run, the restlessness

Heart of stone I sometimes get

Things I’ve done for foolish pride

The me that’s never satisfied

The face that’s in the mirror when I don’t like what I see

I guess that’s just the cowboy in me

Girl I know there’s times you must have thought

There ain’t a line you’ve drawn I haven’t crossed

But you set your mind to see this love on through

I guess that’s just the cowboy in you

We ride and never worry about the fall

I guess that’s just the cowboy in us all

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