marlboro man

(A Song)

The Marlboro Man*

by TOMA

https://whistlestop.bandcamp.com/

 

I’m thinking about the Marlboro Man

And how I heard the word he’s dead

And wondering how it happened

 

He sat on his horse all day

Smoking his life away

In the great wide open

 

He must have worn some fancy suits

Not just chaps and leather boots

Rugged he was, in or out of the saddle

 

But when you get to give your life

When you had nothing to say, wrong or right

Well that ain’t so bad, is it?

 

CHORUS

Well, the Marlboro Man is dead and gone

No more galloping horses, to carry on

A ripped out page from a Cowboy day

In smoke filled dreams, of the American way

 

Never knew if he shot off a gun

Or if he lost more than he won

But we all knew he was mighty handsome

 

Roping and wrangling all day

Smoking his life away

With a lasso ‘round his shoulder

 

CHORUS

Well, the Marlboro Man is dead and gone

No more galloping horses, to carry on

A ripped out page from a Cowboy day

In smoke filled dreams, of the American way

 

I’m thinking about the Marlboro Man

And how I heard the word he’s dead

And I kinda miss him

 

*Marlboro Men: Darrell hugh Winfield, died January 12th, 2015 at the age of 85. Eric Lawson, January 10th, 2014 at age 72. David Millar, in 1987 at the age of 81. Wayne McLaren, in 1992, at the age of 55. David McLean, in 1995, at the age of 73. Richard “dick” hammer in 1999 at the age of 69. These men died of cigarette smoking related deaths. Christian haren, another marlboro man died of complications related to aids. He was 61 and died in 1996. “Over the course of Marlboro Man’s 45-year history, dozens of men have played the iconic role. The Marlboro Man himself was retired in 1999, after the Tobacco Master Settlement Agreement banned public cigarette billboards in the U.S.” according to TIME, Inc. By Nate Jones. updated 01/28/2014 AT 07:00 PM EST originally published 01/28/2014 AT 04:25 PM EST. http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20780930,00.html

 

 

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