• Sara

A Cowboy Like You

Updated: Aug 24

I was living in Texas at the J.D. Murphree Wildlife Management Area working for Texas Parks & Wildlife Department of Coastal Fisheries, when I wrote this song. I was working in Texas during the week and driving back to sing and dance in Louisiana on the weekends. One night in Texas I was overwhelmed with realization that although I loved my dad, he was harsh and cold to me in many ways. I never felt like I was allowed to be a human... especially a woman. I needed to validate the realities of my upbringing to my own heart in order to forgive him and heal. From that place, I wrote this song alone in my bedroom. My bunkmate, Angel Miller, was out setting hog traps. Out in my bunk on the WMA, I felt free. I remember releasing a real deep cry after I wrote this. It felt good to FEEL. I was beginning to crack my own heart open. Working out on The Gulf for TPWD was one of the greatest blessings of my life.


Thank God.


May you heal, may you love, may you feel so deeply.


From the depths of my heart,

Sara



A Cowboy Like You

written by : Sara Douga


You were rough

You were tough

Strict ain't saying enough

There was never any room for feelings


You were stern

Looks would burn

And I just had to learn

That in God maybe I'd find healing


Guess somehow I knew if I were to survive

Or make it through this life alive

I would have to be

A Cowboy Like You


I grew up

I grew tough

A hardened heart ain't saying enough

I just never gave thought to my feelings


But you taught me

To work hard

With nothing lended and nothing borrowed

I would rock and roll and keep on dealing


Guess somehow I knew if I were to survive

Or make it through this life alive

I would have to be

A Cowboy Like You


God has blessed me

With a man

Who changed up all my plans

I no longer have to wear the pants


We go dancing

We make music

And there ain't nothing to it

He's the answer to my every prayer


Guess somehow God knew if I were to survive

Or make it through this life alive

I would have to have

I would have to have

A Cowboy Like You





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