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.
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
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,
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

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