Women At The Bar

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By: Wayne Brown

Build it and they will come

Must have been what the owner heard

When he put up this bar with neon lights

Sawdust dance floor; brass bar rails

My kinda joint with women at the bar

 

And come they did

With their big hair twisted and teased

Wearing their pretty faces and cloth finery

They come to dance, to drink and laugh

To tease the men

Then go home alone

The women at the bar

 

Mostly they run in packs

Like wolves

Like cattle on the trail

It’s might hard to cut a doggie

Most often, we men fail

To make it with the women at the bar

 

They dance around the floor

Twirling on some Cowboys arm

When they go by, look you in the eye

You wonder if they really see you

Or are they just playing with your mind?

Only they know, the women at the bar

 

There’s nothing they like better than to dance

Maybe a free drink or two

If you are lucky they might spend the time

And just talk a bit with you

Actually, they never really talk

It’s always an interview with women at the bar

 

Sometimes they fall in love here

But that is really rare

You see they check their feelings at the door

No time for those in here

Only dancing and good times

That why they came; If you need fall in love

Get lost! say the women at the bar

 

A few find love somewhere

And then they come no more

Until one day it all falls apart

And look who just walked in the door

I think I love her, the woman at the bar

 

It’s like a never-ending video

Playing over and over again

The same old songs

The same old faces

Every Saturday night

The women at the bar

 

They’ll dance with you all night

And drink your drinks for free

They’ll pull you close on the dance floor

Make you think you’re special yet

Then the time comes for last call

They tip ‘em up and leave

But you’ll be here next Saturday night

To see the women at the bar.

 

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Comments 45 comments

SilverGenes 6 years ago

You paint a vivid picture full of music and dancing... and desolation. This is very good! Thank you for drawing me in to another world for a little while, even if it isn't Saturday night.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

You are quite welcome SilverGenes, glad I could take you there! Thanks for stopping by! WB


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rkhyclak 6 years ago from Ohio

Hey Wayne, really enjoyed this :) Actually, been enjoying all of your creative stuff lately...keep it up!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks Bekka...glad I can entertain you! WB


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saddlerider1 6 years ago

Woman at the Bar, resembles men at the same Bar..we are all there for a good time, dancing, drinking, chirping and showing off what we've got. All shapes and sizes, perfumes, colognes, finery. Hey Wayne it's all about the mating call, pruning our peacock feathers in front of the opposite sex. hah many go home alone and some use the word "got lucky" but did they really? hmm I often wondered about that. It's just another pick up joint, I had my time in bars, but those years have come and gone, thank goodness. lol...nice hub enjoyed the two steppin. Now where is my Shenia Twain..


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epigramman 6 years ago

well I loveeeeeeeee Texas women as much as I love your writing Mr. Tyson!

Are you a movie star Sir? You sure look like one and write like one too!

Back to Texas music as we were talking earlier about TOWNES VAN ZANDT - other favorites of mine because I know my music and well...the one and only BILLY JOE SHAVER, JOE ELY, JIMMIE DALE GILMORE, GUY CLARK, WILLIE NELSON, LYLE LOVETT,

BOB WILLS AND THE TEXAS PLAYBOYS....


ralwus 6 years ago

Always good to hear from the voice of experience. It takes a good roper to get one from a bar.


TimBryce 6 years ago

It was always thus. Good hub Wayne.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Ah yest...Tim and Charlie...two who have surely shared and recognize my frustration with Women At The Bar! Thanks guys!


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billyaustindillon 6 years ago

Loved it Wayne - did I ever tell you my wife grew up in Texas :)


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thanks, Billy...no you never told me. Is she one of those "big hair" girls? You know mamas down here in Texas raise their girls to sniff out money like a hound dog tracks an escaped prisoner! Thanks. WB


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lalesu 6 years ago from south of the Mason-Dixon

I do love to dance, but please tell me Saturday nights are so bad as all this, lol.

Your poem spun me round and round, Wayne Brown.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Laura...women love to dance like pigs love slop. That's just a given...it's in their DNA. I knew that when I realized that most women will admit to standing in their front yard in a bikini and twirling a baton at some point in life. Women love structure and things with steps. Men love belly-rubbin's and soft kisses. We dance to get there! thanks for lettin' me spin you around the floor! WB


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rebekahELLE 6 years ago from Tampa Bay

love it! and yes, I've been one of those women, it's all fun. a woman just wants to dance and have a good time. saddlerider suggested this hub and I'm happy to have found a fun lovin' Texan poet.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

Thank you, rebekahELLE...glad you stopped by. Saddlerider sends a lot of folks my way and I his. I hope that you will stop by again soon! WB


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A.A. Zavala 6 years ago from Texas

Wow, you've captured the scene exactly. Awesome poem!


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

A.A.....good to see you out reading poetry. Glad you like this one. I assume you speak from experience! LOL! WB


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blake4d 6 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

Love it love it love it...kinda reminds me of the Led Zeppelin song, Hey Hey what Can I do, I got a woman she Wont be true...Four of my ex- es come from Texas WB. Woe to me, but one gave me my daughter...so I guess it evens the score.

Great fun, great hub, great balls of fire that girl is ten gallons heavy without the hat on.

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@blake4d...I seem to remember a song about "Texas Women" by Hank Williams Jr. that probably did much to describe your tryst with the Texas natives. Those big-haired girls will steal your heart, take your money, and leave you on the side of the road! Y'all be careful out thar now ya hear! WB


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michael ely 6 years ago from Scotland

Hi Wayne. really like it. Very descriptive. Michael.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@michael ely...Thanks Michael. It was inspired by my single days back when I use to run 'em regularly! LOL! WB


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Freya Cesare 6 years ago from Borneo Island, Indonesia

Lol. So women like a pack of wolf? We must be really terrifying if we are, Wayne. LOL

Cute post! Vote up.


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Wayne Brown 6 years ago from Texas Author

@Freya Cesare...Yes, Freya, these Texas women can be quite vicious! LOL! There were nights in my single days when I feared that the pack would drag me away never to be seen again...not a bad idea, huh? LOL! WB


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j.amie 5 years ago from PA

HiWayne. I stumbled upon your Hub because we have a last name and a state in common - I read this, and just yesterday I posted my two cents on almost the same subject:

http://hubpages.com/relationships/Where-are-the-la...

I'm not entirely sure that we agree ;p


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@j.amie...You know I heard a story that said at one time everyone was named "Brown". Then they enacted a law that said if you ever made a mistake, you had to change your last name...and that's the way it goes! LOL! Left you an answer on your hub after I read it. I think we agree more than not on things based on what I see today. My poem was based on a previous life in the late 80' and early 90's. Things have changed a lot since then. Thanks for stopping by! WB


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lyndre 5 years ago from Scotland

So true Wayne.

they are in every city in ever country in the world the women at the bar.


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@lyndre...Thank you so much for that great comment...as much as our worlds are different, in so many ways, they are the same, as shown by the women at the bar. Every single man has been there and knows it well! WB


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

This was a fantastic poem, I could almost hear the music and smell the perfume, loved it


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@nighthag...The reason it seemed so realistic is because it is drawn greatly from my real life experiences with women in the bar....many moons back of course before I settled down as a married man! LOL! Thanks for the good words. WB


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henry1robertson 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA 90013

It’s really great post, nice topic to discuss with all..


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas Author

@henry1robertson...Thanks much..that's pretty much the way it was in my days of yore! WB


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Howdy Sir, I'm not one for poetry so much; but I did enjoy this.

Of course I'm in Texas, and always have been...probably always will be.

I rarely go out any more...but I might go get a job this Spring when the Texas air conditioners start up, and need help...and then if I do - I'll be seeing those women in those bars.

I went to The Silver Saloon last Saturday night...it used to be Lee's Silver Fox. It's probably the biggest or most well known country sort of bar around here, in Kaufman County.

I wasn't trying to take anyone home with me. I was just there for some drinks and to flirt a bit - I thought that I did very well, but I also know that it was largely because I wasn't overly familiar with going to bars any more.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Wesman Todd Shaw...It's been a few years since I was out there as well but some things never really change. It was that way before I was there and the same after I left...it's the nature of women. Thanks much. WB


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

Hello Wayne,

I'm about to publish a simple sales hub concerning Tony Lama cowboy boots. I know it may seem unrelated, but I'm including ...my storytelling stuff rather than boring sales drivel, and so I'd like to link this hub in mine.

Just let me know if you do NOT approve of that, and of course, I won't.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@WTS....no problem, Wes. Thanks. WB


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Truckstop Sally 4 years ago

Wait a minute -- You say: It's the nature of women . . . big-haired girls . . sniffin out money . . . What about the love 'em and leave 'em men??

How about the good-hearted women? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h-rTKW2N0E

C'mon, where is the good-hearted cowboy?


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leroy64 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Wayne,

Those women at the bar are fun, as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations for the evening.

Sally,

Wayne is talking about a very specific type of female. I call them the Glittering Girls of Dallas. (Substitute your home city.) It's hard to do anything beyond having fun with them at the bar cause they never actually listen to you, most of the time. I am glad there are not that many of them around.


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leroy64 4 years ago from Dallas, Texas (Oak Cliff)

Wayne,

Those women at the bar are fun, as long as you don't have unrealistic expectations for the evening.

Sally,

Wayne is talking about a very specific type of female. I call them the Glittering Girls of Dallas. (Substitute your home city.) It's hard to do anything beyond having fun with them at the bar cause they never actually listen to you, most of the time. I am glad there are not that many of them around.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Truckstop Sally...Yes, they are a special breed and they seem to relish the desires of man but not get too near...WB


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blake4d 4 years ago from Now Rising Out of Phoenix Arizona Earthlings

You should have put the video for Honky Tonk Women by the Rolling Stones on this. Or maybe BaDonkaDonk by Trace Adkins. I was really hoping for some music on this one, and was hoping to soothe the image of Quick Draw out of my brain. Man WB, I am gonna have to start monitoring you more closely...I think you are asleep at the Hub. LMAO.

Then again, I might just be hallucinating from Arizona sunstroke. Oh wait, its January and its Wintertime. Okay, case closed, its you!!!!

Keep on Hubbing. Blake4d


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@blake4d...Yes, this was a bit of a different styling that I tried on this poem...seemed to work for the subject matter. Those songs might just work this one. Sorry about that Quick Draw thing! LOL! WB


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Chandryclaire 4 years ago

Wow, I must be a Texan at Heart because I used to be one of those women who went dancing with my girlfriends. At least, Texan women have some class and they don't go home with the man after a couple of drinks. When a woman is enjoying herself, it is not necessarily because of her surroundings. Often times, men thought that I had feelings for them when I was smiling and enjoying myself. My joy was coming from a place within and not from without. Most people are just in love with the idea of love. No one needs to tell you you're special if you already know it in your heart. Thank you for posting this awesome hub because now I think I understand men about 15%.


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@Chandryclaire...You made me laugh out loud with your comments. This one is a bi-product of those evening after I had been far too long on the bar scene and every night there seemed nothing more than a video rerun of so many other nights. Still, I will always contend that breaking a woman out of a herd is mostly akin to turning a stampede of lightning-crazed steers running as one across the plains. There's an old saying, "There strength in numbers" and I think women get it. Guys do not have those bonds. At the same time, women can be much more petty with one another than guys....a strange mix of comaraderie and something! LOL! So glad you liked this one....just one of my memories of my single days! WB


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Oh wow - love it!!!!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas Author

@acaetnna....Hey, so glad you did. This was reminenscent of my single days. It never failed....a crowd of women show up together and you might as well pack you trunk as to try and break one out of the herd. Thanks much! WB

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