War (Rick Shur, 2004)


Turning Into Men/The Wake Up Call
by Rick Shur, 2004

Both sides prepare for battle. The cowboys are going to blow up Saul's Lazy S's Ranch, and Johnny and Ricardo are going to surprise Phil Steiner at his ranch by rescuing Michelle at gunpoint. They sing in counterpoint.


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Triple U Ranch


The wake up call
The wake up call
We'll take them by surprise
Sheepmen oughta know
they really have to go.
The only way to show
them is to blow them

into the night
with dynamite.
We'll make them scattered pieces
and they'll see
their sheepcarts all debris
their fingers in a tree
their arms disarmed.

We know it's tough
but they had their chance
and we fight real rough
and we sure like to dance
ceptin' this is more fun
gon na get some gals with guns
and also gonna step on toes. Let's go.
The wake up call
is long past due.
We'll take them by surprise
And when they rise
Their sorry little eyes
will see a sight of woe!

Lazy S's Ranch


Now we boys have grown.
We'll put our guns in play.
Slippin' on each boot
We'll plan our shoot
To make it end our way.


No more time to moan
The Cowboys cannot stay.
As we put on suits
the horned owl hoots
Sheep Men are hunting prey.


'Cause Johnny's got his gun.
It's time to have some fun
Makin' cowhands run like hell
Until they see who's won.


So the time is right
It's plain as old Big Ben.
Watch the tables turn.
Cowboys will burn
We turn into men

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