Written by Larry Weiss
[G7] I've [C] been walkin' the streets so long,
Singin' the same old song.
I know every crack on these dirty sidewalks of [G] Broadway;
Where [F] hustle is the name of the game,
And nice guys get washed away like the snow and the [C] rain.
There's been a [G] load of compromising,
On the [F] road to my [C] horizon.
But [F] I'm gonna be where the [D] lights are shining on [Dm7] me; [G]
Like a rhinestone [C] cowboy, [F, C]
[C] Riding out on a horse in a [Cmaj7] star-spangled [Dm7] rodeo. [G]
[G7] Rhinestone [C] cowboy, [F, C]
[C] Getting cards and letters from [Cmaj7] people I don't even [Dm7] know;
An offer's comin' over the [F] phone. [C]
Well I really don't mind the rain,
And a smile can hide the pain;
But you're down when you're ridin' a train,
That's takin' the long way.
But I dream of the things I will do,
With subway ticket and a dollar tucked inside my shoe.
There's been a load of compromising,
On the road to my horizon.
But I'm goin' where the lights are shining on me;