Kenny Rogers Lyrics
Planet Texas Lyrics
They rode like they was Rangers as they came out of the skies
They had high-tech horses with beacons in their eyes
My gun was cocked and ready when I looked into their faces
That's when I kinew they weren't no ordinary buck-a-roos
Born of the human race
No, sir, these Cowboys came from space.
Their shootin' irons shot laser light and their spurs was anodized
Bandanas caked with stardust and their jeans was pressurized
One of them handed me a halter, said, "Tighten up the girth."
But by the time I hit the saddle we were miles above the Earth.
And I mean miles above the Earth.
We saw London, Paris, Budapest, Kashmir and Tokyo
And there ain't no sight like a desert night looking down on Mexico
Past the Moons of Mars and Jupiter, 'round Saturn's rings we rode
Toward the frozen plains of Pluto where even the sunshine's cold
Man, I do mean cold.
Then our interstellar stallions sailed through the starless void
There was nothing to miss in that emptiness, not even a stray asteroid
So we picked up the trail of a comet's tail
Man, you can't even dream that far
And the hoofbeats beat of the rhythm of an old catgut guitar
Just the strummin' of a distant star.
Well, it could have lasted minutes or a hundred thousand years
When they got me down, I was safe and sound
And it hadn't even popped my ears
And they stood up in their saddles and they shot a bolt of light
That's when I knew they were the good guys,
Yes sir, you got it right
'Cause their cowboy hats was White.
So as they pulled their reins towards the settin' sun
I said, "Before you go, I'd like to know, just where you boys come from?"
One of 'em opened up a star chart and said,
"Right here where this 'X' is
It's the biggest place in outer space, the planet known as Texas."