Old Train Rider Song

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“Old Train Rider Song” by Lou Shields

Headin’ down that rollin’ track, tryin’ like hell to catch that jack
Rollin’ down, chasin’ some dream, this old body wearin’ out at the seams

Made my way with what I got today, no more lookin’ over yonder I say
Hear that car on the rollin’ track, train whistle blowin’ done loosen my back

Took some years to simmer down, ain’t no use in wearin’ a frown
Little piece of land, shack in the woods, homefire burnin’ doin’ me good

Hear that whistle blowin’ my way, set on down that line today
Ain’t nothin’ like a wanderin’ wind, blowin’ me down that old road again

Lord that train is a rollin’ fast, in my day wouldn’t let her pass
This old truck don’t run for free and the love of my life is a waitin’ on me

Well now son, that was my way, was a rollin’ rounder in my old day
Hear that train in the blowin’ wind, lordy lord let me do it again


from Bad Ax County, released February 1, 2017



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Lou Shields Madison, Wisconsin

Lou Shields is an Artist, Musician, Teacher and Skateboarder. He travels extensively, exploring America in it's urban and rural character and draws on these life experiences when making his work. His music is rooted in pre and post war 20th century America with a 21st century perspective. ... more

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