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Friday, August 19, 2011

Cowboys live 8 Seconds at a Time

I had a major thing for cowboys when I was in high school.
It all started with a certian one.

Love this photo of Lane

I have been watching movies lately that I had not seen
In Years.
The latest I watched is 8 seconds.
Love that movie!

I was surprised that I still knew all the words
to the poems that Cody wrote.
(Cody is not a poet and did not write the poems that were in the movie)
Yes I knew most of the words to the rest of the movie too.

Although not as many as Dirty Dancing.
That is a movie I can quote word for word.

In my opinion Lane Frost had a huge impact on the world.
Wheather it was those who hearts he touched that loved him.
or the movie watchers who only knew his legacy.
He reached out and made a difference.

Here is a great site I found with lots of info on Lane and the movie

8 Seconds Movie Poster
One of my favorite parts of the movie is the poem at the end.
It was titled Cowboy is his name for the movie.
I have learned that it is actually a shortened version of
"Legacy of a Rodeo Man" by Baxter Black.
You can go here to read the full Poem

But I am going to put the movie version here.
I hope you love it as much as I do.

Cowboy Is His Name                                 
There's a hundred years of history
and a hundred before that
All gathered in the thinkin'
Goin' on beneath this hat.
The cold flame burns within him
'Til his skin's as cold as ice
And the dues he paid to get here
Are worth every sacrifice.
All the miles spend sleepy drivin'
All the money down the drain,
All the 'if I's' and 'nearly's,'
All the bandages and pain,
All the female tears left dryin',
All the fever and the fight
Are just a small down payment
On the ride he makes tonight.
It's guts and love and glory,
One mortal's chance at fame.
His legacy is rodeo
And cowboy is his name.

                                         ©Baxter Black


  1. Hey I love this movie too!!! I know someone who was one of Lane Frost best friends. Melissa Kimble.