Bismarck

Bismarck
Written by Doug Adkins

it was colder than hell when i landed in Bismarck North Dakota
i started walkin’ cause no one picked me up from the plane
she pulled right up beside me said “hey cowboy, where you goin”
just to the hotel downtownc but thanks just the same

she said i’ll have none of that throw your bags in the back and get in here
it’s way too damm cold and i don’t need your death on my mind
and you look like you’re lost cause no one comes here for no reason
i said that’s a fact it’s not just the songs i can’t find

she worked at the Cottage Cafe,
so i stopped in there for breakfast
she said “good morning cowboy u plannin’ on stickin’ around?”
i said that depends on the service i get from the waitress
she almost broke a smile and she showed me where i could sit down

an i wrote my songs every morning while she served me coffee
she’d look over my shoulder and change a word now and then
we laughed and we talked and we shared the winter in Bismarck
and in the spring we were sad cause we knew it would soon bring the end

i’m on stage every night and the hotels they get awful lonely
i go for breakfast and in the restaurants i look for her there
sing my songs and i think on my winter back in North Dakota
and the woman that gave me the words and cared for me there

an i wrote my songs every morning while she served me coffee
she’d look over my shoulder and change a word now and then
we laughed and we talked and we shared the winter in Bismarck
and in the spring we were sad cause we knew it would soon bring the end
we laughed and we’d talk and we shared through the winter in Bismarck
and in the spring we were sad cause we knew it would soon bring the end