One toke over the line sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

Awaitin' for the train that goes home, sweet Mary
Hopin' that the train is on time
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

Whoooo do you love, I hope it's me
I've bin a changin', as you can plainly see
I felt the joy and I learned about the pain that my momma said
If I should choose to make a part of me, surely strike me dead
Now I'm one toke over the line sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
I'm waitin' for the train that goes home sweet Mary
Hopin' that the train is on time
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

I sail away a country mile,
Now I'm returnin' and showin' off my smile
I met all the girls and loved myself a few
And to my surprise
Like everything else I've been through
It opened up my eyes and now I'm
One toke over the line sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
Don't you just know I waitin' for the train that goes home sweet Mary
Hopin' that the train is on time
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

Don't you just know I waitin' for the train that goes home sweet Mary
Hopin' that the train is on time
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line

I want to be
One toke over the line sweet Jesus
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
Don't you just know I waitin' for the train that goes home sweet Mary
Hopin' that the train is on time
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over the line
Sittin' downtown in a railway station
One toke over line
One toke, one toke over the line


Lyrics submitted by richie, edited by TeddyBear333


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  • +2
    General Comment"over the line" means he's had one too many hits of the ol' goofy grass
    Vostokon August 24, 2006   Link
  • +2
    General CommentWeird fact: Lawrence Welk once did this song and introduced it as it as a "song about our Lord." This was right after B&S earned a rebuke from Nixon for corrupting American values. Ah, Lawrence Welk: toking for Jesus. How adorably naive is that? :)
    waitingforcainon May 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"One toke poor fool, wait till you start seeing those damn bats!!!!!"
    devilnevercareon April 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe's saying he's been out in the world, he's "felt the joy" and "learned about the pain", he's "met all the girls" and loved a few of them, he's smoked just a bit too much weed - - - in other words, he's experienced all the excesses of life, and everything he's been through has "opened up" his eyes. He's changed a lot, and the change is probably obvious to everyone. Now he's returning home after having "been away a country mile" (meaning, been a long way off) a different person.
    AndreAndreon March 29, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe just wants like a chill high and shit, nothing too conscious-expanding, but he had one too many hits man and then he's just like, I fucking opened the door to my mind a little too wide, I gotta sit down.
    waveofmutilationon December 30, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commenthmmm...the 60's movement had a strange but fun way of mixing drugs, sex, rock in roll with religion. You see Jesus and God mixed into many songs in that era. I think the thought was..."the government is evil because of the war...but we are peaceful, loving, an trippin to get closer to God". It wasn't the first time we justified our pleasures by pointing at someone else that was worse. I'm trying to figure out if B&S are saying...they tried it...but are coming home to get things straight with their Maker? They definately are not coming home for a chick.
    Maybe it's just that they are high...and thought of a cute little tune.
    greigmanon June 05, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow am I the first to comment on this song?????????????

    This song is fun to listen to.
    Unforg1venon April 07, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt definitely is...how is there this little discussion of it though?!
    mattton August 03, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know, but i've always wonder what exactly the line is.
    spidercomradeon August 12, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't know, but i've always wonder what exactly the line is.
    spidercomradeon August 12, 2006   Link

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