Locomotive

I’ve been hanging around here for plenty long enough
I’ve been waiting for you
I’ve been hanging tough
I talked you through your troubles
I listened to all your endless woes
But to me, you’ve just been deaf and dumb
And now it’s time for me to go

I wish I had me a locomotive
I’d go rolling down the line
I’d blow my whistle long and clean
oh my light would shine
I wish I had me an airplane
I’d be up and flying
That would give some poor fool cause to dream
Instead of lying alone and crying

I’ve been nursing whiskey in a bar down by the tracks
Been talking to my good, good friends
They tell me I should not look back
I’ve been thinking long and hard
‘Bout why I’m even in this town
I guess I thought I owed you something
But girl, you finally wore me down

It ain’t no use to sit and wonder why—I know, that’s been sung before
Just don’t bother calling after me
When I go blowing past your door
I wish I could say I miss you
I wish I could say I kissed you
But at least now to all your friends
You get to say how I pissed you off

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