The Band Hobo Jungle Lyrics

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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
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


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

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