Railroad Boy Lyrics

by Nazareth

Hear the whistle blowin' so long
Tellin' me I gotta move along
Coast to coast gonna steal highway
Railroad boy up in the guiding daybreak

Get no sleep in a boxcar
Get no piece of line
They catch you jumpin' a freight train
They give you such a hard time

Movin' fast as my time runs out
Coal is something I can live without
Railroad fever got me a route
Like tumblweed I ain't got no roots

You know no peace in a boxcar
Just can't sleep on a line
They catch you jumpin' a freight train
They give you such a hard time

East coast towns they are
Dark and cold
West coast ladies
They get right to my soul

But you know
Can't stand long
Bet all railroaders
Are singin' my song