Coal Black Train

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Jenny crashed her '82 Chevrolet
Left the body lying in the road
She never looked back, she never looked back
Now, now, now
She's going where no one knows her name

Billy didn't keep photographs on the wall
Never had any women on his mind
Left the steel mill just to
Ride, ride, ride
Just to hear that lonesome whistle blow

Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride

Ray was born in a highway 10 motel
Mother didn't pay him any mind
He saw the smokestack, he done and chased it
Down, down, down
Now everybody knows his name

Susan couldn't hide the bruises anymore
Couldn't wipe the blood stains off her clothes
Took her little child, took a little while to
Cry, cry, cry
That mean old man going to burn in hell

Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride

Johnny was a little boy he used to cry himself to sleep
Wishing he was never born at all
There's something better than
There's something bigger than the life I'm living
Now he forever rides the rail

Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride

Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride that coal black train
Going to ride, going to ride

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from Coal Black Train, released April 14, 2012

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