NEXT TRAIN

Written by Jay Lewallen

(extended lyrics)

 

The next train that comes my way, I’ll be gone by the end of the day

Backpack on an Amtrak, Catching my ride as they go past

Laying low in the railroad yard, Searching for my home in an empty car

 

Miles come and go, Sometimes lookin’ the same

Don’t know I might be heading your way

 

No time to settle down, No time to hang around

Just got to find my way, To the next town

 

The next train that comes my way, I’ll be gone by the end of the day

I belong in a blues song, For things to go right first they go wrong

If you need to run, As life becomes undone

A quick ticket is a cheap way out, On the next train

 

No time to settle down, No time to hang around

Just got to find my way, To the next town

 

Can’t seem to get away from myself, Or deal with the problems that I put on the shelf

That’s why when the world is unkind, I put it all out there on the main line

Sometimes I fear, That I’m almost gone from here

But I’m not one to shed a tear, On the next train

 

No time to settle down, No time to hang around

Just got to find my way, To the next town

No time for turning back, Looking over my shoulder

No time for turning back, Anymore

 

The next train that comes my way, Might take me to the final stay

When I get it all figured out, There’s no more riding on a train of doubt

Miles come and go, Sometimes lookin’ the same

Watch out I might be heading your way, On the next train

 

No time to settle down, no time to hang around

Just got to find my way, To the next town

No time for turning back, Looking over my shoulder

No time for turning back, Anymore