"Waiting For A Train" lyrics - JOE HENRY

"Waiting For A Train"

All around the water tank
Waiting for a train
A thousand miles away from home
Sleeping in the rain

I walked up to a brakeman
To give him a line of talk
He says, "If you've got money
I'll see that you don't walk."

"I haven't got a nickel.
Not a penny can I show."
"Get off, get off, you railroad bum."
And he slammed the boxcar door

He put me off in Texas
A state I dearly love
The wide open spaces all around me
And the moon and the stars up above

Nobody seems to want me
Or lend me a helping hand
I'm on my way from 'Frisco
I'm going back to Dixieland

Though my pocketbook is empty
And my heart is full of pain
I'm a thousand miles away from home
Waiting for a train