The Band Hobo Jungle Lyrics

Northern Lights – Southern Cross Track Listing
12" Vinyl 1
  • 1 Forbidden Fruit
  • 2 Hobo Jungle
  • 3 Ophelia
  • 4 Acadian Driftwood
  • 5 Ring Your Bell
  • 6 It Makes No Difference
  • 7 Jupiter Hollow
  • 8 Rags and Bones
  • There was a chill that night in the hobo jungle
    Over the train yard lay a smooth coat of frost
    And although nobody here really knows where they're goin'
    At the very same time nobody's lost
    Then the fire went out and the night grew still
    This old man lay frozen on the cold, cold ground
    He was a stray bird and the road was his callin'

    Ridin' the rods
    Sleepin' under the stars
    Playin' the odds from a rollin' box car
    She attended the funeral in the hobo jungle
    Long were they lovers though never could they wed
    Drifters and rounders and distant friends
    Here I lie without anger or regret
    I'm in no one's debt
    Man goes nowhere

    Everything comes like tomorrow
    But she took that last ride there by his side
    He spent his whole life pursuing the horizon
    Ridin' the rods
    Sleepin' under the stars
    Playin' the odds from a rollin' box car

    Written by: Robbie Robertson
    Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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