Joe Ely Boxcars Lyrics

Honky Tonk Masquerade Track Listing
  • 1 Cornbread Moon
  • 2 Because of the Wind
  • 3 Boxcars
  • 4 Jericho (Your Walls Must Come Tumbling Down)
  • 5 Tonight I Think I'm Gonna Go Downtown
  • 6 Honky Tonk Masquerade
  • 7 I'll Be Your Fool
  • 8 Fingernails
  • 9 West Texas Waltz
  • 10 Honky Tonkin'
  • Well I gave all my money to the banker this month
    Now I got no more money to spend
    She smiled when she saw me comin' through that door
    When I left she said, "Come back again."
    I watched them lonesome boxcar wheels
    Turnin' down the tracks out of town
    And it's on that lonesome railroad track
    I'm gonna lay my burden down.

    I was raised on a farm the first years of my life
    Life was pretty good they say
    I'll probably live to be some ripe ol' age
    If death'll stay out of my way
    This world can take my money and time
    But it sure can't take my soul
    I'm goin' down to the railroad tracks
    Watch them lonesome boxcars roll

    There's some big ol' Buicks at the Baptist church
    Caddilacs at the Church of Christ
    I parked my camel by an ol' haystack
    I'll be lookin for that needle all night
    There ain't gonna be no radial tires
    Turnin' down the streets of gold
    I'm goin down to the railroad tracks
    And watch them lonesome boxcars roll

    Now if you ever heard the whistle on a fast freight train
    Beatin' out a beautiful tune
    If you ever seen the cold blue railroad tracks
    Shinin' by the light of the moon
    If you ever felt the locomotive shake the ground
    I know you don't have to be told
    Why I'm goin down to the railroad tracks
    And watch them lonesome boxcars roll.

    Yeah, I'm goin down to the railroad tracks
    Watch them lonesome boxcars roll


    Written by: Butch Hancock
    Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group

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