Bob Seger

Bob Seger
Railroad Days

Jen would climb up so high on the foul screen
Down below I would yell to watch out
When we'd play Shen was always the winner
He was brave never listened to me shout
Afternoons playing ball by the old wall
Hiding out and of course be the star
Kept my records in old looseleaf notebooks
And today I think I still know where they are

Oh, railroad days
Railroad days
Railroad days
When I was young, in my prime
On my way
When the rain never got in my way
Oh, in my younger railroad days

Some nights, drifters playing on the hi-fi
Talking 'bout girls or preposterous lies
Laughing hard, watching Soupy at eleven
Skonking down one of Mom's lemon pies
Ten o'clock, bringing groceries from the market
Singing songs to the darkness of the night
Even sang the parts the instruments were playing
Life was freer, dreams were really quite all right

Oh, railroad days
Railroad days
Railroad days
When the sun seemed to smile on it's way
When the darkness was easier to play, yeah
Oh, in my younger railroad days, oh

Yesterday, I heard they shut the trains down
The ones than ran by the field where I would play
Said the folks want new and faster transportation
It's just like me, I'll be obsolete one day

Oh, railroad days
Railroad days
Railroad days
When I was young, in my prime
On my way
When the rain never got in my way
Oh, in my younger railroad days

keeskees

Submitted by keeskees at Fri 29 Oct, 2010 8:05 am

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Language: English
Available on: Brand New Morning (1971)

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