He said I want to
Live the city life
This small town
Could eat me alive
I gotta pack my things
And go where the
Rail-road takes me

Mama's too poor
To send me away
But I've been saving up
Almost everyday
A little bit out of each check
From the Gas and Deli

And the whistle
Keeps on blowing
And the train
Keeps on rolling

And he said
I ain't never been
To New York City
I ain't seen
The San Francisco Bay
I ain't never tried
My hand in Vegas
But you bet
Your bottom dollar
That's where I'm going
The day after today

So he locked the door
And he killed the lights
Took a six pack to
Get him through the night
Didn't have a plan just
A good sense of direction

And Maybelline
His beauty queen
She cried all night
'Til the sheets were clean
But he left her
A lovers' note there
Apologizing

He said I hear
The whistle blowing
Gotta catch it
The train is rolling

And he said
I ain't never been
To New York City
I ain't seen
The San Francisco Bay
I ain't never tried
My hand in Vegas
But you bet
Your bottom dollar
That's where I'm going
The day after today

The air is thick
On the concrete isle
Ain't nothing green
For like twenty miles
And he ain't used to
The sun and moon a-hiding

So he took his foot
From out of his mouth
And he packed his things
And went back down south
But Maybelline said
Babe my time's a-rising

Said I hear
The whistle blowing
Gotta catch it
The train is rolling

And she said
I ain't never been
To New York City
I ain't seen
The San Francisco Bay
I ain't never tried
My hand in Vegas

I never seen the L.A.
Lights shine bright
Bright, brighter than
Your smile was ever
Brighter than my
Desire was ever
Longer burning than
Our love was ever

Oh, and she said
I ain't never been
To New York City
I ain't seen
The San Francisco Bay
I ain't never tried
My hand in Vegas
But you bet
Your bottom dollar
That's where I'm going
The day after today


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