The Longest Eight Seconds

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Looking for an eight second ride, the Life of a rodeo cowboy.

Submitted: September 01, 2007

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Submitted: September 01, 2007




1600 pounds of fury

It's a bull named Lucifer's Pride

It's the longest eight seconds of my life

I'm hoping for a qualifying ride.


From Biloxi, to Reno

From Tulsa to Cheyenne.

I cowboy up through the pain

To give it all I can.


I'm looking for a ninety

Before I taste the dirt.

Some may think I'm crazy

To me, this is just work.


It's only eight seconds

But it can change my life.

I can take home a paycheck

Or be in the hospital tonight.


To throw me from it's back

The bull will buck and twist.

I say a prayer when they pull that gate

I know my life, I risk.

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