Monday, July 14, 2014

Jersey Devil ~ Downbound Train

Hear me now! I was born 13th child, 'neath the 13th moon... Spit out all hungry and born anewDaddy drag me to the river tie me in rocksThrow me in where it's deep and wideI go down, I don't dieHole in the river bottom, I crawl throughCome back kill six brothers and sisters, kill papa tooSway down Mama, sway down lowThey gonna know me wherever I goInto my bed with her kerosene my mama creepSet my flesh to burning, whilst I sleepI burn, burn, burn, till my soul burn blackBlack rains fall, I come back, I come backGet down Mama, get down lowThey gonna know me wherever I go16 witches, cast 16 spellsMake me a guitar outta skin and human skullSing you a song like the wind in the sandy loamBring you baby out your happy homeRam's head, forked tail, clove hoof, love's my trailI sup on your body, sip on your blood like wineOut world theirs, this world mineSo kiss me baby till it hurtsGod lost in heaven, we lost on earthSway down Mama, sway down lowThey gonna know me wherever I goWherever I go, wherever I goWell I got a brand new loverI love her yes I do,She's my one and only and her name is Baby Blue...

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I had a job, I had a girl... I had something going mister in this world... I got laid off down at the lumber yard Our love went bad, times got hard. Now I work down at the carwash, where all it ever does is rain. Don't you feel like you're a rider on a downbound train? She just said "Joe I gotta go, We had it once we ain't got it any more" She packed her bags left me behind, She bought a ticket on the Central Line. Nights as I sleep, I hear that whistle whining, I feel her kiss in the misty rain, And I feel like I'm a rider on a downbound train. Last night I heard your voice, you were crying, crying, you were so alone... You said your love had never died, You were waiting for me at home. Put on my jacket, I ran through the woods, I ran till I thought my chest would explode... There in the clearing, beyond the highway, In the moonlight, our wedding house shone. I rushed through the yard, I burst through the front door... My head pounding hard, up the stairs I climbed... The room was dark, our bed was empty, Then I heard that long whistle whine... And I dropped to my knees, hung my head and cried.. Now I swing a sledge hammer on a railroad gang ,Knocking down them cross ties, working in the rain... Now don't it feel like you're a rider on a downbound train...




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