hard rain fell. chalk it up to a failure. push through the cold weather. racing heart, slow the beat, push through the defeat. no one knows, just push through the deadbeats, junkies, liars and cutthroats. the same walk, the same pier. no one's going to remember him here. "just walk until you reach those long steel tracks." that old familiar sting, the memories of rivalry. years passed and it's still here. the same dirt, the same rails, the same fear. and all the years of giving in rushed through his head again. with no loss to match his gain, he rolled on to hop that train. that rain fell hard. chalk the miles from his failure. trees sway with the weather. racing heart, slow the beat. every crossed town line is relief. with no money and no name, state lines, borders rivers are all the same. the city by dawn, a stranger with no history comes. "just rest your head where the sun sets. fade out at sun down."

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    General CommentIt's about a kid who leaves home after something terrible happens at home, he runs through his shitty town full of liars, deadbeats and junkies. No one knows what happened, and no one will remember him after he's gone. He goes to the old railroad tracks where his brother would dare him to stand on the tracks and dodge the train, he felt the same fear he did long ago and hopped on the train. With every town line he felt relieved to get away from it all
    BuffaloBizzleon November 03, 2011   Link

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