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September 12, 2011 8:37 PM   Subscribe

When a cowboy says 'women,' he means two different kinds: There's the real kind and then there's the kind in his mind.
A song by Dan Reeder, for your edumatainment.
posted by kaibutsu (15 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
I see what you did there.
posted by tomswift at 8:46 PM on September 12, 2011


Masturbation is funny. Also poignant.
posted by pH Indicating Socks at 8:49 PM on September 12, 2011


On the off-chance there's anyone else who's has spent the last two minutes clawing their face trying to figure out what the hell this sounds almost exactly like, it's this.
posted by Kandarp Von Bontee at 9:14 PM on September 12, 2011


I heard this song a couple months ago and it kinda stuck in my head. And I'd find myself singing the refrain from time to time; luckily it's just understated enough that one can sing it in public and no one will catch on to what the song's about.

(Also, when I say Vietnam it sounds just like coca-cola.)
posted by kaibutsu at 9:18 PM on September 12, 2011


clawing their face

Sounds painful.
posted by nzero at 9:48 PM on September 12, 2011


I was chuckling to myself that this could be kinda misinterpreted OMG WTF DID HE JUST SAY
posted by Xoebe at 10:13 PM on September 12, 2011 [1 favorite]


I guess it saves wear and tear on the cattle.
posted by pracowity at 11:55 PM on September 12, 2011


Ahh Dan Reeder. I couldn't love him more. We played his version of Whiter Shade Of Pale in the church as my wife came up the aisle.
posted by Jofus at 1:29 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


I found out about Dan Reeder via metafilter - "Clean Elvis" is simply amazing. Love his voice.
posted by dubold at 2:09 AM on September 13, 2011


A song about songs about masturbation, which is also about masturbation? It's a meta-cowboy-song!
posted by Philosopher Dirtbike at 2:51 AM on September 13, 2011


What, you all have not heard Willie Nelson do "Cowboys Are Secretly (Fond of Each Other)" yet?

Well, there's many a strange impulse out on the plains of West Texas.
There's many a young boy who feels things he can't comprehend.
And a small town don't like it when somebody falls between sexes.
No, a small town don't like it when a cowboy has feelings for men.

....

Cowboys are frequently secretly fond of each other.
Say, what do you think all them saddles and boots was about?
And there's many a cowboy who don't understand the way that he feels for his brother.
And inside every cowboy there's a lady that'd love to slip out.

posted by spitbull at 4:08 AM on September 13, 2011 [6 favorites]


Oh man, this guy is amazing. Thanks!

Apparently you can listen to his full albums on the music section of his site. "Sweetheart" had me at the end of track one ("Waiting For My Cappucino") with "If I were Jesus, I'd command this dump to wither, board up its doors and windows, forever."
posted by Honorable John at 8:53 AM on September 13, 2011


Well, yeah, spitbull, but that one's about teh queer cowboys, and this one's about lonesome cowboys wanking with firm, unrelenting heterosexual intent. Totally different.
posted by kaibutsu at 8:56 AM on September 13, 2011


here is of course Geronimo Treviño's anthem, "My Heros Have Always *Killed* Cowboys."
posted by spitbull at 10:07 AM on September 13, 2011 [1 favorite]


Well, yeah, spitbull, but that one's about teh queer cowboys

yes, this song is mostly referencing masturbation ("palm of his hand")

but there is something definitively (& sweetly) homoerotic about it that i keep hearing every time i listen to it.... makes me think of Waltzing Matilda.

also, Dan Reeder has a really nice voice. thank you.
posted by jammy at 2:18 PM on September 13, 2011


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