Pat Green Song Lyrics: “Adios Days”

Upcoming Interviews: I have some great interviews promised for this blog, including Singer/songwriters Trish Murphy, Irish legend Jim Crowley, Brendan Nolan, and Doyle Jeter, a great patron and promoter of the arts in Northeast Louisiana.  There are also several visual artists I hope to interview.

For today’s post, I wanted to add another song I want to add to my Americana show.  I feel it’s another reflection on the ephemeral nature of one’s life.

Adios Days by Pat Green

Adios days in the wide open prairie,
Nights on the canyon are gone,
Steven is dead and Johnny got married,
Me I’m here all on my own.
I’m all on my own.

I used to have nights on the town of Laredo,
Spinning them girls cross the floor,
Now I’m too old for dancing
And too far gone for the whiskey,
So I don’t go down there no more.


My dad was a top hand
When he was a young man,
Rode for the Diamond-Bar-J,
He’d push all day long
From the back of his pony,
At nighttime he’d gather the strays.

He hated the cities
And he cussed all the railroads,
Said they would lead us to fall,
Now we have streetcars
And the cowboy is dying,
I guess he weren’t too far from wrong.