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Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy


Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy - Meaning of the song


Tesla's song "Modern Day Cowboy" is a heavy metal song from the United States. Mechanical Resonance, the band's debut studio album, featured the song as the first single. Until the final line, which refers to Cold War tensions between the US and the Soviet Union, the song's lyrics include references to criminals such as Billy the Kid and Al Capone.


A music video was produced for the song, which shows Nikola Tesla playing films in an abandoned movie theater. Tesla shows footage of the band performing the song, along with scenes from the movies High Noon,Scarface, and Dr. Strangelove. The beginning of the video shows the theater marquee with the names of all three films with some letters missing, along with the name of the band.


Modern Day Cowboy - Lyrics


Stormy night Under jet-black skies Billy pulls into town Thunder rolled And the lightning bolts Come crashin' to the ground Cold as ice, hard as stone, as he walks into the room With another man who was feeling the same way, all hell is breakin' loose I said bang bang, shoot 'em up I said bang bang, blow you away It's a showdown in the no man's land for the cowboy of the modern day Come on, a sundown Don't be hangin' 'round 'Cause the cowboy'll blow you away Al Capone And the Bad Boy Jones On the wrong side of the law Johnny D And his company Always first to the draw Gangster lean Feelin' so mean I tryna take more than their share 'Cause all they saw Was ruling it all The scent of blood was in the air I said bang bang, shoot 'em up I said bang bang, blow you away It's a showdown in the no man's land for the cowboy of the modern day Come on, a sundown Don't be hangin' 'round 'Cause the cowboy'll blow you away So here we are And we've come this far But it's only getting worse Foreign lands With their terrorist demands Only cause the good to hurt The U.S.A., the U.S.S.R. with their six-guns to the side I see the message. It's written on the wall. Too much anger deep inside I said bang bang, shoot 'em up I said bang bang, blow you away It's a showdown in the no man's land for the cowboy of the modern day Come on, a sundown Don't be hangin' 'round 'Cause the cowboy'll blow you away It's a showdown!


Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy - Live



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