I've been wandering
East of Eden
I've lost, cold and lonesome
As a sparrow in the rain
Find myself tumbling
To a sinking feeling
Someone said I'd done gone wrong
Couldn't feel no shame

I'll be, leaving town
On the very next train
Come with me little girl
But I won't be coming, back again now
It ain't nobody's business if I do.

There's a slow train rumbling
East of a place called Eden
Feeling windblown and proud
As the trees upon the plain
Stranger's voice talked to me
Of liberty and freedom
Says he done all wrong again
And wears a hat like shame.

Well he tasted the fruit of another,
And when his Margie, when she discovered
Said she's gonna love him ten times more
Ain't nobody's business if she do

(Eh What did he say to yer?)

Said, 'Some men born rich, some men born poor'
'But they're rich in other ways' and into my heart this wisdom poured.
It's no good crumbling, make tracks to live!
Well I laid my love down in the light,
You should've seen all the things my shadow did

The filth and the fury, the fear and the pain
It's all disappearing now
Faster than the smoke from this old train
And it ain't nobody's business if it do
One more time - ain't nobody's business if it do

Lyrics submitted by sloathy

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