Pro-life sentiments permeate “If I Were a Killer,” which points an accusing finger at the Supreme Court, abortion doctors, and bleeding-heart liberals quick to excuse criminal violence. “Blind” considers the value of repentance, avoiding evil and seeking wisdom. The band measures its own puny trials against the challenges facing others on “No Problems” (“I saw a man with no legs . . . I’ve got no reason to complain”). “Do What I Do” attempts to keep criticism in proper perspective while pressing on toward a goal.
Although cryptic at times, the Cowboys communicate positive philosophies to fans of a musical genre overcome with nihilism. A positive secular alternative to Metallica and other bands with a heavy sound.