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 edging towards the vent
He's a lonesome river swimmer
Wondering where the river went

Who's gonna carry him down?
Who's gonna carry him down?
One more turnaround
And he'll be homeward bound
Who's 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

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

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


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Waiter at the Station Lyrics as written by Willy Mason Jemma James

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    I think is very lonely, and cut off from the rest of the world.

    Songmeaningsuseron February 12, 2005   Link
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    If I remember correctly, this song was inspired by a dead body at a train station.

    misssebastianon February 26, 2005   Link

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