That's why I drink a cheeseburger, eat a six-pack
Take a Darvon to kill the pain.
Pay thirty-two fifty just to take a fall,
I live through it to tell you 'bout it all.
I'm a ro-de-o de-o de-o de cowboy
Bordering on the insane.

Jerry Jeff Walker - Rodeo Cowboy lyrics meaning


His brain is so scrambled from his trade that he's becoming dyslexic. He meant to say he eats a cheeseburger and drinks a six-pack.

Darvon was a popular pain killer at the time the song was written. It's a Class IV narcotic, introduced to the U.S. in 1957, then banned in 1978.

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