Penny On The Train Track Lyrics

by Ben Kweller

I'm just a penny on the train track
Waitin' for my judgment day
Come on baby girl, let me see those legs
Before I get flattened away

I wait
Yeah, I wait
For something good
For something great

Stoppin' in somebody's old hometown
Gotta get that midnight meal
If you can't get behind your own life
Get behind the driving wheel

And go
Just go
Find a place
That you don't know

Ran into a friend just the other night
Got a badge, he's a local cop
Haven't seen that boy in over seven years
Since out of high school I dropped

I see
I see
All the things
That I should be

Ooh, come on baby and dance with me

Even lucky man has a bad day
And pretty girl has a scar
After that train comes and takes me away
Pick up that guitar

And play
Just play
Play that rock and roll
For me

He's in the yard just washin' his car
Thinkin' 'bout his pretty wife
Makin' lemonade with the kitchen aid
Makin' him a perfect life

And it's grim
So dim
When you wish
That you were just like him

I'm just a penny on the train track
Waitin' for my judgment day
Come on baby girl, let me see those legs
Before I get flattened away

I wait
I wait
For something good
For something great

I wait
Yeah, I wait
For something good
For something great

Yeah, I wait
Yeah, I wait
For something good
For something great

And I try
Oh, I try
I can't stop
I don't know why