Big and Rich 
Save a Horse, Ride a Cowboy
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Original Translation of Slang

Well, I walk into the room passin' out hundred dollar bills.
An' it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grille.
An' I buy the bar a double round of Crown an' everybody's getting down,
An' this town ain't never gonna be the same.

 

passin' passing
An' and it kills and it thrills like the horns on my Silverado grille It's really exciting, like the cattle horns I have decorating the front of my Chevorlet Silverado pickup truck
buy the bar a double round And I buy two drinks for each person in the bar Crown Crown Royal (expensive whiskey) everybody's getting down everyone is having a good time
ain't never will never

CHORUS
'Cause I saddle up my horse an' I ride into the city.
I make a lot of noise 'cause the girls they are so pretty.
Ridin' up an' down Broadway on my old stud, Leroy.
And the girls say, "Save a horse, ride a cowboy."
Everybody says, "Save a horse, ride a cowboy."

 


'Cause because

stud male horse whose primary job is getting female horses pregnant
Save a horse, ride a cowboy Don't ride a horse, have sex with a cowboy

Well, I don't give a dang about nothing
I'm singing an' bling-blanging while the girls are drinkin' long necks down!
An' I wouldn't trade ol' Leroy or my Chevrolet for your Escalade, or your freak parade.
I'm the only John Wayne left in this town.

CHORUS

 

I don't give a dang about nothing I don't care about anything (dang is a polite form of damn) bling-blanging showing off my wealth (this term is borrowed from hip hop and is not usually associated with country music)
long necks beer in glass bottles

Escalade expensive Cadillac SUV (Sports Utility Vehicle) freak parade strange people
I'm the only John Wayne left in this town. I am the only real cowboy (like classic cowboy actor John Wayne)

"Well, I'm a thoroughbred."
That's what she said in the back of my truck bed,
As I was gettin' buzzed on suds, out on some back country road.
We were flyin' high, fine as wine,
Having ourselves a Big and Rich time
An' I was going just about as far as she'd let me go.
But her evaluation of my cowboy reputation
Had me beggin' for salvation all night long.

So I took her out, gigging frogs,
Introduced her to my old bird dog
An' sang her every Wilie Nelson song I could think of.
An' we made love

CHORUS

What? What?
"Save a horse, ride a cowboy."
Everybody says, "Save a horse, ride a cowboy."

 


thoroughbred
top quality person from a good family (usually refers to a top quality purebred horse)

gettin' getting buzzed on suds drunk on beer
flyin' high, fine as wine drunk and happy
Big and Rich time a great time (double meaning: Big and Rich is also the name of the performers)
I was going just about as far as she'd let me go we were kissing and touching, but no more
her evaluation...all night long. She didn't think I was a real cowboy, so I had to try to convince her
gigging frogs catching frogs by stabbing them with a spear
bird dog dog trained to hunt for birds
Wilie Nelson famous country singer gigging frogs, bird dogs and Willie Nelson are all associated with country people--the singer uses these activities to impress this woman that he is really a cowboy
we made love we had sex (polite form)

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