Railroad Song Lyrics - Jim Croce

Jim Croce The Faces I’ve Been cover art
Credits
publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Ingrid Croce, Jim Croce
release date: 1975
genres: Rock Pop Folk, World, & Country
styles: Classic Rock/Soft Rock/Folk Rock
length: 2:55
performer: Ingrid Croce
writer: Jim Croce, Ingrid Croce
When I was a boy in the days of the train
I'd sit by the tracks on a long summer day
And I'd wave at the brakesman
And he'd wave back at me
While the thunderclouds rolled
Out of East Tennessee

But the dreams of a boy disappear when you're grown
And though I may dream, the railroads are gone
The ties they are rotten
And the tracks shot to hell
Along with my dreams and the old railroad bell

In my dreams I ride the rails to California
Workin' diners and farms along the way
Or I'd hop a ride to hide across the border
With a black eyed girl beside me all the way

Now the mountains are silent
And the railroads are gone
And the coal towns no longer hear the miners at dawn
But the train whistle shrills out her memories to me
While the thunderclouds roll out of East Tennessee

In my dreams I ride the rails to California
Workin' diners and farms along the way
Or I'd hop a ride to hide across the border
With a black eyed girl beside me all the way

Now the mountains are silent
And the railroads are gone
And the coal towns no longer hear the miners at dawn
But the train whistle shrills out her memories to me
While the thunderclouds roll out of East Tennessee



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Tracklist
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 This Land Is Your Land
  • 2 Greenback Dollar
  • 3 Pig’s Song
  • 4 Gunga Din
  • 5 Sun Come Up
  • 6 Big Fat Woman
  • 7 Charlie Green Play That Slide Trombone
  • 8 Railroads and Riverboats
  • 9 Railroad Song
  • 10 The Way We Used to Be
  • 11 Maybe Tomorrow
  • 12 Stone Walls
  • 13 I Remember Mary
  • 14 Country Girl
    12" Vinyl 2
  • 1 Which Way Are You Goin’
  • 2 King’s Song
  • 3 Mississippi Lady
  • 4 Chain Gang Medley
  • 5 Old Man River
  • 6 Carmella… South Philly
  • 7 Cars and Dates, Chrome and Clubs
  • 8 The Chinese
  • 9 Trucks and Ups
  • 10 The Army