"Southern Pacifica" as written by and Josh Ritter....
Southern Pacific
Red, white and blue
Where are we running to?
Over the wide plains
Take me to someplace new

Remember me to Roxy Anne
You know she's still lovely
Tell her I was on the move
The last time you saw me
That you only saw the back of my head

Climb through the timbers
And I'll breathe the dust
Of cosmos and wild rose bud
And thunder the unknowns
In the phosphorous white glow
Of saber-tooth bones in the dusk

Remember me to Roxy Anne
You know she's still lovely
Tell her I was on the move
The last time you saw me
That you only saw the back of my head

Remember me to Roxy Anne
You know she's still lovely
Tell her I was barely there
The last time you saw me
That you only saw the back of my head

Southern Pacific
Take me to meet
Whatever is hunting
For me


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"Southern Pacifica" as written by Joshua Ritter

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    General CommentI think Souther Pacific is the rail road. It was bought out by Unnion Pacific whose colors are red, white, and blue. Roxy Ann is a mountian in Oragan which the Southern Pacific railroad ran past. The subject of the song is on the rail road, maybe a worker. Roxy Ann is his home.
    sracoleon May 21, 2010   Link
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    My OpinionThis, out of all of his songs, really really reminds me of Calexico.

    Such a lovely song, something wistful and optimistic about it.
    xdvron September 23, 2010   Link

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