Well I’m movin’ along
Singin’ my song
About coal smoke and valve oil and steam.
Daybreak Express and the Rock Island Line
Tennessee Central the Old Number 9
Full throttle boxcar,
A steel-drivin man.
Midnight,
I’m doin’ what I can

I’m holding back tears
I’m one brave engineer
Lonesome and lost and in love.
Atchison, Topeka, Santa Fe
Glendale, Poor Valley, mystery train.
Cold Mountain, Sligo
A tie-walkin’ man
Midnight
I’m doing what I can.

These trains, they take me away from you
And right away I want to get back
So I’m leaving here tonight on the next one that comes
I’m ridin’ on the bonus track.

I shudder to think
I might find that missing link
That keeps me this tight to the rail.
Nickle Plate Road, it’s the 759
Toe River, Memphis, the end of the line.
Freedom and Friendship
A brakeman’s man,
Midnight
I’m doing what I can.

These trains they take me to places unknown
A hobo with dreams in my sack
A parallel world that’s all my own
I’m ridin’ on the bonus track.



Lyrics submitted by screamer969799

bonus track song meanings
Add your thoughts

No Comments

sort form View by:
  • No Comments

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain