You're Just a Dream


You're Just a Dream
By Amy C. Witt
I dream about this cowboy
Who lives thousands of miles away
Wonderin’ if he’s thinkin’
Or even worries about me
I dream about the days
When we’re able to escape
To ranchin’ and ropin’ and lovin’ all day
Livin’ the dream, strivin’ for finer things

I dream about this cowboy
And wonder which saloon he’s standin’ in
And who he’s holdin’ tight
Sippin’ on Jim Beam on all his lonely nights
And dances with girls that aren’t yet good women
And who don’t know a thing
About chasin' big dreams or workin’ for a better life
And someday being, the best damn wife

I dream of this cowboy
As tears decorate my cheeks
Readin’ in my loneliness of a sage burning light
Exhalin’ my dreams, this smoke makes me think
I wonder if he knows I’d dance ‘til sunlight
And come home every night and hold him real tight
He can wash down his lonesome ways
On my burnt Patron lips
As I love away his rugged ways
And drift into a place
Of pure fuckin’ bliss.


I thought I’d take you down a lovely stroll through memory lane. Not to mention, this picture is pretty special. Literally, everything here is vintage. From my @stetsonusa hat that I’ve worn since junior rodeo to my Scully shirt I’ve had since high school rodeo and these pants, Sharyn Lockett got me a few years ago. The bay on my right, Wanda, has been in my life since I was 12 years old - she literally taught me everything I know including winning many 4-H shows, Western Pleasures, roping/rodeo averages, all-arounds, championships and even, an ACTRA national championship. Those who know her, know that’s she’s unlike any other mare. We’ve had Mr. T, the black gelding since he was 2 years old. I’ve roped probably thousands of breakaway calves on him. He helped me win state in the breakaway average my senior year of high school rodeo. Callie, the sorrel mare is Mo’s half sister -she’s a cool cat. And, Mo, well you all know he’s my unicorn. We bought Mo as a 4 year old after he survived Botulism, which is similar to human food poisoning but commonly fatal. I can literally do anything on him from running barrels and poles to breakaway, goat-tie, head or heel. I’m really lucky to have these trusty steeds in my life. #californiadreamin

Photography by Anthony Yang - 📸: @yang_ant

Hat: Vintage Stetson
Shirt: Vintage Scully
Pants: Vintage - thrifted