Thursday, 13 October 2011

Chipotle Abandoned Commercial Song Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys by Karen O. (Original version by Ed Bruce)

Abandoned and its accompanying soundtrack were commissioned by The Chipotle Cultivate Foundation to raise awareness about the economic hardship family farmers face in the increasingly industrialized American agriculture system.


Chipotle Abandoned Commercial
Song: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys by Karen O (Original version by Ed Bruce)

In the film, director David Altobelli tells the story of three boys exploring an empty house late one night. The boys break into a farmhouse that was clearly abandoned in a hurry some time ago. As the three explore the house - and even begin to vandalize it - one boy slowly comes to see that the family that lived there was not so different from his own.


Lyrics used in the commercial
Cowboys ain't easy to love and they're harder to hold
They'd rather give you a song than diamonds or gold
Lonestar belt buckles and old faded levis
And each night begins a new day
If you don't understand him an' he don't die young
He'll prob'ly just ride away

Mamas, don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Cos they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love

Cowboys like smokey old pool rooms and clear mountain mornings
Little warm puppies and children and girls of the night
Them that don't know him won't like him and them that do
Sometimes won't know how to take him
He ain't wrong, he's just different but his pride won't let him
Do things to make you think he's right

Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Don't let 'em pick guitars or drive them old trucks
Let 'em be doctors and lawyers and such
Mamas don't let your babies grow up to be cowboys
Cos they'll never stay home and they're always alone
Even with someone they love... ...


Song: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys by Ed Bruce (Original version)
Released: 1975 (From the album Ed Bruce)
Buy the song on Amazon here.


Song: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys by Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson (Waylon Jennings/Willie Nelson version)
Released: January 1978 (From the album Waylon & Willie)
Buy the song on Amazon here.


Song: Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to be Cowboys by Gibson/Miller Band (Gibson/Miller Band version)
Released: 1994 (From the album Red, White and Blue Collar)
Buy the song on Amazon here.

He realizes that the house they are trashing could foreshadow the future of his own family's farm and home. A frightening moment in the house sends the boys running back to the comfort of their still-functioning farms. Learn more

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