SongsJumping Freight Trains
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I was riding on the ghost line
Strumming a lonesome chord
Never had so much time
Yet never been so bored

I took my guitar, and painted its pick guard blue
Honey, I was jumping freight trains until I found you

I traveled through the backwoods
Slept beneath the stars
Felt so lonesome as I stood
Alone in the engine yard

I was looking for an answer, but I didn't have a single clue
Honey, I was jumping freight trains until I found you

I've been up all night with gamblers
Lost to aces backed with 8's
Shuffling all my colors
But, couldn't get them straight

I went face up with a pair of when I should have just withdrew
Honey, I was jumping freight trains until I found you

On the rocky road to Dublin
I worked only to eat
I couldn't find a place
Where I could rest my feet

Blurring my mind with good old mountain dew
Honey, I was jumping freight trains until I found you

I was a lackey on a sailboat
To a curly mustached pirate fixed on crime
He was slitting innocent throats
I was hauling the bow line

I was just a member of a marooned and dirty crew
Honey, I was jumping freight trains until I met you

I was shacking in Gomorrah
Watching the filth slither by
Washing feet for some Poobah
While he made his daughters cry

I just made out when the brimstone began to accrue
Honey, I was jumping freight trains before I met you

Every time id find a road
It would lead me astray
Banging on a rusty compass
Trusting it to guide my way

Now its found a north that's true
Honey, I was jumping freight trains before I met you

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