Solid Sterling Music
He Can Mend A Fence
 
Lyrics
VERSE
Cowboys need wide open spaces with much room to roam
You know, they're not much on shoelaces or comin' home
But when they find a woman with dreams they can share
They go all in every step of the way there

PRE-CHORUS
(But) The stronger the love, the more painful the tear
Now his heart is in need of repair

CHORUS
(Yeah) He can mend a fence
But he's not so sure about his heart
In the chain of events
It makes no sense, this fallin' apart
He can mend a fence
But he's not so sure about his heart

VERSE
He still rides the range, but now he's feelin' closed in
One thing about cowboys; it's hard to pretend
His horse and his dog are still his best friends
In the end, he'll depend on his own strength from within

Repeat PRE-CHORUS

Repeat CHORUS

BRIDGE
One day he might ride into town
Or maybe one night as the sun's goin' down

Repeat CHORUS

TAG
Yeah, he can mend a fence
But he's not so sure about his heart

Words & Music by Don Tomlinson
© 2019 Solid Sterling Music (BMI)
All Rights Reserved.
Credits
Lyrics Credits: Don Tomlinson
Music Credits: Don Tomlinson
Producer Credits: Don Tomlinson
Publisher Credits: Solid Sterling Music
Performance Credits: Don Tomlinson
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Description
Short Song Description:
He fell in love and was very committed -- as cowboys generally are. The love didn't last. He was devastated. He wonders whether he can mend his heart and whether love ever will come his way again.
Long Song Description:
He fell in love and was very committed -- as cowboys generally are. The love didn't last. He was devastated. He wonders whether he can mend his heart and whether love ever will come his way again.
Story Behind the Song:
I was driving from Houston to Nashville once on a rural highway when I saw a cowboy mending a fence. He apparently was good at that, but, as a songwriter, I wondered how good he would be at mending his heart.
Metadata
Song Length: 3:27
Primary Genre: Country-Cowboy
Secondary Genre: Country-Traditional
Tempo: Medium (111 - 130)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Subject Matter 1: Frustration
Subject Matter 2: Relationship
Mood 1: Disconcerted
Mood 2: Troubled
Similar Artist 2: Travis Tritt
Language: English
Era: 2000 and later
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