Mommas, Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up To Be Monks

Cowboys ain't easy to love              Monks ain't easy to love
  and they're harder to hold              and they're always so broke.
they'd rather give you a song           They'd rather give you forgiveness
  than diamonds or gold.                  than tell you a joke.
Lonestar belt buckles and               Belts made of ropes
  old faded Levis and                     and robes made of burlap,
  each night begins a new day.            and chanting from break of day.
If you don't understand him             If you try to get him
  and he don't die young,                 to go have some fun,
  he'll prob'ly just ride away.           he'll prob'ly just go sing and pray.

Momma don't let your babies             Mommas don't let your babies
  grow up to be cowboys                   grow up to be priests.
Don't let 'em pick guitars and          Don't let 'em go to seminary and
  drive them old trucks,                  then become monks,
  let 'em be doctors 'n lawyers 'n such.  let 'em be rock stars or Rabbis or punks.
Mommas - - - - -                        Mommas - - -
'Cause they'll never stay home and      'Cause they never go out and
  they're always alone,                   they're so darned devout, and
  even with someone they love.            there's only one One they love.

Cowboys like smokey ol' poolrooms       Monks like smokey old incense
  and clear mountain mornin's.            and gruel in the morning.
Little warm puppies and children        Chanting for hours and beating
  and girls of the night.                 themselves with small whips.
Them that don't know him won't          Those folks that know them know
  like him and them that do               they like communion and
  sometimes won't know how to take him.   take it with smiles on their lips.
He ain't wrong he's just different,     They take it each morning,
  but his pride won't let him do          (more often at times), and
  things to make you think he's right.    take it in not so small sips!