"Railroad" as written by and Sean Francis Caleb/mccabe Payne....
Although I've left you darling
I'll soon be back again
That's what I said in China
Where all the work was dead
I hope you get my letters
I'll write them every day
I'll soon be heading eastwards
I'm hammering the nails

I'm working on the railroad
I dig away the time
I'm singing to the work song
With memories in mind

I'll sail to Hong Kong harbor
The winds were warmer there
The sweat would roll down my back
While digging at the earth

While talking of you darling
I'd show your photograph
And point it over westwards
Way over past the tracks

I'm working on the railroad
I dig away the time
I'm singing to the work song
With memories in mind

I'm working on the railroad
I dig away the time
I'm singing to the work song
With memories in mind
Of you... of you, oh!

I've saved every penny, my girl
I hope that you have waited out there
For all my love when I get home
Cause deep down in my heart, there's a hole?

I've saved every penny, my girl
I hope that you have waited out there
For all my love when I get home
Cause deep down in my heart, there's a hole?

I've saved every penny, my girl
I hope that you have waited out there
For all my love when I get home
Cause deep down in my heart, there's a hole?


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"Railroad" as written by Abigail Harding Boyan Chowdhury

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    General CommentThis song is probably fairly obvious...about a guy who has left the girl he loves behind whilst he works away from home, and that all he thinks about is next time he will be with her. good tune, and quite applicable to me!
    Scottish_micon August 28, 2005   Link
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    General Commenthmm i think this song is ironic when he talks about building railroads in china...i mean thats the chinese did in the us. and they were oppressed and didnt really get paid.
    aisha_08on September 28, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThere is nothing ironic about it, since the song is actually about a Chinese guy building the railroad in the USA. He needs the money, but longs for his home and love in Hong Kong. He even has a picture of his girl with him, which he shows to his co-workers.

    I really love these "little story" songs of the Zutons :)
    GaiusBertuson December 10, 2008   Link

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