Chris Ledoux Sometimes You’ve Just Gotta Ride

His name was Twister he lived in the pasture

Right down from my daddy’s farm

They say there’s a cowboy who once tried to ride him

Now he’s mending fences with only one arm

On my way home from school somehow he always knew

Just when I’d come walking by

And he’d stand at the gate like the keeper of fate

And we both knew that one day I’d just have to ride

Now one crack of dawn well I slipped my boots on

And walked out towards that just rising sun

My heart skipped a beat when I heard his four feet

Pounding down on the red dirt like it was a drum

He walked up against me as if to convince me

His heart was easily tamed

Then I came to staring up at the blue and the black

With a handful of mane

Well I thought he’d go one way but he went the other

I’m lucky, I even survived

You can’t always sit on the fence while the world passes by

Sometimes you just gotta ride

Well, the years have gone by since that morning I climbed

On that shadow that cut through the fields

My shoulder still hurts when the weather turns worse

Sometimes you find the strength in the wounds that don’t heal

Between horses and heartaches, women and mistakes

I’ve been through more than I should

But I strapped a saddle across every battle

And held on as long as I could

Well I thought he’d go one way but he went the other

I’m lucky, I even survived

You can’t always sit on the fence while the world passes by

Sometimes you just gotta ride

Well I thought he’d go one way but he went the other

I’m lucky, I even survived

You can’t always sit on the fence while the world passes by

Sometimes you just gotta ride