JTnewCDsmall.JPG (3436 bytes) Boxcars

(Butch Hancock)
Rainlight Music (ASCAP)

from the CD Albert and Gage - Jumpin' Tracks 
(MoonHouse Records)

Well I gave all my money to the banker this month
I got no more money to spend
She smiled when she saw me comin' thru that door
When I left she said come back again
I watched those lonesome boxcar wheels
Turnin' down the tracks out of town
And it's on that lonesome railroad track
I wanna lay my burden down

Well I was raised on a farm the first years of my life
Life was pretty good they say
I'll probably live to some ripe old age
If death will just stay out of my way
This world can take my money and time
But it sure can't take my soul
And I'm goin' down to the railroad track
And watch those lonesome boxcars roll

Well there's some big old Buicks at the Baptist church
Cadillacs at the church of Christ
I'll park my camel by an old haystack
I'll be lookin' for that needle all night
There ain't gonna be no radial tires
Turnin' down the streets of Gold
And I'm goin' down to the railroad tracks
And watch those lonesome boxcars roll

Now if you ever heard the whistle of a fast freight train
Beatin' out a beautiful tune
You ever seen the cold blue railroad tracks
Shinin' by the light of the moon
If you ever felt the locomotive shake the ground
I know you don't have to be told
Why I'm goin' down to the railroad tracks
And watch them lonesome boxcars roll

Yeah I'm goin' down to the railroad tracks
And watch the lonesome boxcars roll

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