He's waiting at the station
He's not taking any trains
He's a kid from Colorado
Counting raindrops in the drain,
He's sleeping in the tunnel
He's not edging towards the vent
He's a lonesome river swimmer
Wonderin' where the river went.

Whose gonna carry him down?
Whose gonna carry him down?
One more turnaround
And he'll be homeward bound
Whose gonna carry him, carry him down?

There's a landlord on the benches
There's a posse on the train
There's an angel up in heaven
Who forgot somebody's name.

Whose gonna carry him down?
Whose gonna carry him down?
One more turnaround
And he'll be homeward bound
Whose gonna carry him, carry him down?

One more turnaround
And he'll be homeward bound
Whose gonna carry him, carry him down?


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    General Commentis this a cover??
    seekeroftruthon April 17, 2009   Link
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    General CommentNo, it's not a cover. It's from his new album, "Changing Horses."

    The song, I think, is about a teen runaway. He's from Colorado and now he's sleeping in some train station, somewhere. It's such a sad, beautiful song.
    Archaia Sophiaon April 25, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI realize its on his new album I just didn't know if he was covering someone elses song. I saw the Felice Brothers last month and the guy who opened sang this song which is why I questioned it.
    seekeroftruthon May 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI think the runaway has died and his body is to be reunited with his family in colorado, hence homweard bound. I think the phrase "carry him down" refers to pall bearers. It's a really beautiful song.
    philmudon June 13, 2009   Link

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