Wait, wait the race has been numbered
So soon to go where the horses have gone
Lay down your head, like a baby to slumber
Can't make it home anymore, oh no
Can't catch the train

With sorrows to suffer unknown
Drawing the stars to a close

As sure as the shovel is blind, deaf and digging
One day you're hung at the end of the rope
Hat in your hand, near the station just begging
Don't have the fare anymore, oh no
Can't catch the train

Calling from beyond the pale
Shipwrecked, the dancers will ..crawl

Sing, sing for the new day ..appearing
Give us one more for the ..memories you lost
Sing for the night
And how quickly it's nearing
Can't make it home anymore, ..oh no
Can't catch the train


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    General CommentAbsolutely love this song. The line "As sure as the shovel is blind, deaf and digging / One day you're hung at the end of the rope" is just about as bleak a lyric as I've ever heard; the inevitability of death, represented by the grave that is already being dug for you.
    Monkeyman82on August 31, 2011   Link

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