"Just Like Me (Unreleased)" as written by and Joni Mitchell....
I'm always running behind the time
Just like this train
Shaking into town
With the brakes complaining

I used to count lovers like railroad cars
I counted them on my side
Lately I don't count on nothing
I just let things slide

The station master's shuffling cards
Boxcars are banging in the yards
Jealous lovin'll make you crazy
If you can't find your goodness
'Cause you lost your heart

I went looking for a cause
Or a strong cat without claws
Or any reason to resume
And I found this empty seat
In this crowded waiting room (Everybody waiting)
Old man sleeping on his bags
Women with that teased up kind of hair
Kids with the jitters in their legs
And those wide, wide open stares
And the kids got cokes and chocolate bars
There's a thin man smoking a fat cigar
Jealous lovin'll make you crazy
If you can't find your goodness
'Cause you've lost your heart

What are you going to do now
You've got no one
To give your love too

Well I've got this berth and this roll down blind
I've got this fold up sink
And these rocks and these cactus going by
And a bottle of German wine to drink
Settle down into the clickety-clack
With the clouds and the stars to read
Dreaming of the pleasure I'm going to have
Watching your hairline recede, my vain darling
Watching your hair and clouds and stars
I'm rocking away in a sleeping car
This jealous lovin's bound to make me
Crazy
I can't find my goodness
I lost my heart
Oh, sour grapes
Because I lost my heart


Lyrics submitted by threearmedman, edited by epiwoosh

"Just Like This Train" as written by Joni Mitchell

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Crazy Crow Music / Siquomb Music Publishing

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    General Commenti want this :(
    chelseamorningon August 31, 2007   Link
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    General Commentyoutube.com/…
    threearmedmanon June 06, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThose aren't the lyrics to this song. Below are the full lyrics from Joni's website, though the only seemingly available version on the Second Frets CD set starts at the second part about settling a score:

    He's so independent,
    He acts like he couldn't care less for us all
    He's someone's descendent, their child
    But he'll never acknowledge their call
    He's afraid to feel loved,
    And I know he's afraid not to be
    And he'll laugh and he'll cry,
    And someday he'll die,
    Just like me

    Just like me, he's settling a score with the world
    That wants a reason every time you turn around
    Just like me, he's looking for a door standing open,
    Saying welcome, come and lay your troubles down
    Just like me

    He'll drop his pretenses
    You'll see through the stone to the heart of the man.
    But the moment he senses
    You've seen him he'll leave you as fast as he can.
    He'll return to his shadows
    Where no one can look in and see,
    And he'll wake in the night
    And he’ll cry like a child just like me.

    Just like me, he's settling a score with the world
    That wants a reason every time you turn around
    Just like me, he's looking for a door standing open,
    Saying welcome, come and lay your troubles down
    Just like me

    I’ve seen him look hungry
    For someone to tell him you're doing just fine.
    The songs that he’s sung me
    Have loneliness woven between every line.
    With no strings to hold him
    I guess he could call himself free:
    Yes, he's free to be emply and lonely
    And lost just like me

    Just like me, he's settling a score with the world
    That wants a reason every time you turn around
    Just like me, he's looking for a door standing open,
    Saying welcome, come and lay your troubles down
    Just like me
    epiwooshon October 16, 2014   Link

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