UP ON BROKEBACK MOUNTAIN

Things ain't always what they seem
Up on Brokeback Mountain
The whiskey flows in gurgling streams
Up on Brokeback Mountain
They take their lives to extremes
Up on Brokeback Mountain
They don't care about self-esteem
Up on Brokeback Mountain.

There men can live a lover's dream
Up on Brokeback Mountain
They can even play for the other team
Up on Brokeback Mountain.

There's room for coyotes and room for sheep
Up on Brokeback Mountain
They howl so loud that you can't sleep
Up on Brokeback Mountain
The path's so steep that you must creep
Up on Brokeback Mountain
But it's the scenery that makes you weep
Up on Brokeback Mountain.

At days end you take the leap
Up on Brokeback Mountain
By Summer's end you're in deep
Up on Brokeback Mountain.

BRIDGE
That's where Jack and Ennis go
In Spring and Fall and in the snow
That's where Jack and Ennis go
They pitch the tent so no one knows.

CHORUS
When they come down
From Brokeback Mountain
Each man takes a wife
To stem the fountain, but none forgets
Life on Brokeback Mountain
The memories take their life
Yes, the memories take their life.

Way up there where wild flowers grows
Up on Brokeback Mountain
Where the ram cavorts with does
Up on Brokeback Mountain
The Age of Innocence sure did close
Up on Brokeback Mountain
When Jack and Ennis stemmed the rose
Up on Brokeback Mountain.

They broke the cowboy status quo
Up on Brokeback Mountain
They take a tire iron to homos
Down off Brokeback Mountain.

REPEAT CHORUS
© 2006 by Michael J. Farrand


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