JOHN DENVER lyrics - All Aboard!

Last Hobo

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(Allen) He was born in International Falls a long, long time ago. Moved to Tucumcari when the ironwork got slow. He was cornbread and hard scrabble and scratching for every dime, 'til he threw it in and he hit the road to walk that endless line. Now he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here. Now he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here. He tried his hands at lots of jobs and he did them all with pride. From shoeing mules to driving trucks, he mastered what he tried. It must have been Ramona, she was all he cared about. When she ran away and left him, you could see the fire go out. Now he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here. Now he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here. We hardly ever see him, once or twice and he would stay a day or two. He'd ask about Ramona, then he'd say that he was only passing through. Now he knows every railroad bull along the right of way, and every hobo jungle from New York to Santa Fe. He's looked for his Ramona on the far side of the hill, now his sun is sinking lower and he's looking for her still. Still he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here. Now he's the last hobo riding the last boxcar on the last freight train leaving here.

Freight Train

AARON WATSON "The Underdog"
I'm gonna give em that 2, 4, 4 on the floor, like an outlaws boys on the day Before. got the pretty girls out there begging for more, Gotta give em all what They came here for. Doin' my thing singing my song, Right on track I'm chugging Along. I'm here and gone like yesterday, Rolling like an old freight train. On a Wing and a prayer and a glorified greyhound bus, Flying down the road running 9-0 and kicking up dust. Drinkin' truck stop coffee Countin' birds on those Telephone wires. Burnin' the midnight oil And the tread off these old goodyear Tires. I'm gonna give em that 2, 4, 4 on the floor, Like an outlaws boys on the day Before. got the pretty girls out there begging for more, Gotta give em all what they came here for. Doin' my thing singing my song, right on track I'm chugging Along. I'm here and gone like yesterday, rolling like an old freight train. And sometimes my mind is a million miles away, I know you're sound asleep at Home while I'm on this stage. and I'm missing you Wishing I was kissing you Everyday. but girl I gotta keep rollin', Rollin like an old freight train. and its a Mighty lonesome sound when there's not soul around To help you ease your pain, But you gotta keep rollin'. Rollin' like an old freight train. I'm gonna give em that 2, 4, 4 on the floor, like an outlaws boys on the day before. Got the pretty Girls out there begging for more, Gotta give em all what they came here for. Doin' my thing singing my song, right on track I'm chugging along. I'm here and gone like yesterday, rolling like an old freight train, Comin' on down the line Feel that diesel engine whine, smell the smoke stack, Hear the gears grind full steam ahead halfway out of my mind I'm too far gone to be turning back Going clickity clack down the railroad tracks. I'm here and gone like yesterday Rolling like an old freight train. just like an old freight train. Tell me do you wanna ride this train.

Like A Freight Train

JOHN HIATT "The Open Road"
Keep an eye on my blind spots There's too many Keep lookin' for some light But there isn't any Was top dead center baby Now my motor's gone soft I used to roll through here like a freight train But my wheels come off Got the ring my sister gave me Said it was my mom's The day she died of cancer I stole her morphine and gone Oh, I lived like a lion in Nashville For a couple more years I used to roll through here like a freight train But I slipped my gears I paid a price for everything You can't play it down They'll kick you off an empty boxcar And leave you in this town I only want the best for you I passed it somewhere along the way I used to roll through here like a freight train Baby what can I say? I had sunshine in my kitchen Butter on my toast Coffee brewed up in a lovin' cup In the presence of the Holy Ghost But I just kept comin' and goin' You couldn't stop crying Used to roll through here like a freight train Must've been outta my mind Don't think you never got to me Oh, baby you really did Your love is all I ever think of Hurts to keep it hid But I'm not foolin' anybody Only myself for a while I used to roll through here like a freight train I used to make you smile

Enfilade

AT THE DRIVE-IN "Relationship Of Command"
this could last us all a lifetime limbs intact, untouched on the screen of a video tape confined to bedposts we wait as lepers upheld at knife's reach we covet all the status quo this syringe will take a lifespan it's filled with bait and tackle try and catch us if you can sacrifice on railroad tracks freight train coming unconscious tied and gagged freight train coming meet us at the corner of fifth and pontiac make sure that no one else is with you if you wish to see them alive again then humor me with this request humor me with this request in basements we will hide amnesia in our alibis they kept a close eye on your get well incentive

What If Jesus Comes Back Like That

COLLIN RAYE "I Think About You"
(Pat Bunch/Doug Johnson) He came to town on an old freight train He jumped off in the pouring rain Everybody says he's insane Just a low down no account hobo He made his bed beneath the county bridge The city folks said hey, that's not his They signed a petition they're gonna get rid Of that low down no account white trash What if Jesus comes back like that On an old freight train in a hobo hat Will we let him in or turn our back What if Jesus comes back like that Oh what if Jesus comes back like that She was born into drug abuse She couldn't help what her mama used It wasn't like she got to choose Now she's layin' there all alone Got a monkey on her back The nurses say they never saw a smile like that Doctor says she might stand a chance If somebody takes her home What if Jesus comes back like that Two months early and hooked on crack Will we let him in or turn our back What if Jesus comes back like that Oh what if Jesus comes back like that Nobody said life is fair We've all got a cross to bear When it gets a little hard to care Just think about him hanging there He came to town on a cold dark night A single star his only light The baby born that silent night A manger for his bed What if Jesus comes back like that Where will he find out hearts are at Will he let us in or turn his back What if Jesus comes back like that Will he cry when he sees where our hearts are at Will he let us in or turn his back What if Jesus comes back like that Hey what if Jesus comes back like that

Leaving Nancy

Eric Bogle
In comes the train,and the whole platform shakes, it stops with a shudder,and a screaming of brakes, my leaving has come and my weary soul aches, i'm leaving my nancy o. You stand there beside me determinedly gay, we talk of the weather and events of the day, but your eyes tell me all that your lips would'nt say, goodbye my nancy o. cho. So come a little closer, put your head upon my shoulder, and let me hold you one more time, goodbye my nancy o. My suitcase is lifted and stoad on the train, a thousand regrets whirl around in my brain, the ache in my heart is a black sea of pain, i'm leaving my nancy o. You stand there before me so lovely to see, the grip of your hand is an unspoken plea, you're not fooling yourself, and your're not fooling me, goodbye my nancy o. cho. Our time has run out and the whistle has blown, and here i must leave you standing alone, we had so little time and now the times gone, i'm leaving my nancy o. And as the train starts gently to roll, and as i lean out for to wave and to call, i see the first tears trickling forth, goodbye my nancy o. cho.

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