I wanna be free
on my own
Away from the crowds, so that I can see.
Out in the wilderness where the sky never ends
Where there are no people, where there are no friends.
I dont wanna be the person that I think they see,
What I really want
I just wanna be me.
Its all too much, closin in too tight
Its all so dark that Ive lost the light.
There aint much air, the skys real low
The streets too narrow, I hate that so.
I wanna ride like the wind, as though I could fly
No saddle underneath me, the wind sailin by.
The air whistlin through my ears and my hair
With nothin to think on, not a worry or care.
I wanna be free as a bird, soarin up high
Im so short of breath here, I think I might die.
I dont want the bounty thats forever on my head
It fills my pockets with rocks and my boots full of lead.
I wanna be free t watch a sunset, wherever I might be
Far enough from people so that I can truly see.
I wanna climb into branches, look out on the land
See what God created with a wave of his hand.
Feel nature slap me real hard in the face
Away from the bustle, away from this place.
I wanna throw away what holds me, and throw away my gun
Spin around on my heels and just start to run.
Let the risin dust hide me from people that care
People thatd miss me once I wasnt there.
I wanna keep on goin when the beaten track ends
But how can I do that now I have friends?
I wanna make em see I cant always be here
But wherever I am Ill always be near.
Ill always come back when ive been on my own
I wanna be free, but
The man dressed in black raised his eyes from the scrawl
His features were thoughtful, absorbing it all
His face looked troubled, his brows in a frown
While he pondered the words that Vin had put down.
How could he help him? What could he say?
How could he vanish these words away?
With a nod of his head he rose from his chair
And made for the livery knowing Vin was in there.
He blinked in the darkness until he could see
His eyes drawn to where he knew his friend would be.
Vin picked up his saddle but stopped and turned round
His senses alert after hearing a sound.
He instantly calmed when his eyes sighted Chris
Who held up some paper, saying quietly Found this.
The tracker nodded slowly, letting out a sigh
I write these verses all the time, I really dont know why.
A look of understanding passed between the men
Small smiles appeared upon their lips and then were gone again.
Im goin for a ride. Vin stated, I see that
But why dont you leave the saddle here, and go bareback
Vin stood still and speechless, looking at his friend
He opened up his mouth to speak but then closed it again.
Taking Tanners saddle, Chris looked deep into his eyes
When you get back you can tell me whether Peso flies.
The tracker swallowed quickly, and blinked away a tear
Looking at the man before him, who took away his fear.
He jumped up onto Pesos back, weaved his hands around his mane
Watch your back, Chris slapped Vins leg, dont
get shot again.
He watched his friend ride wild and free til he was out of view
Youre not alone. he whispered, im always there