Hard Time Train -Blue Water Highway

This Hays County morning is glowing like a Carolina rose
And it’s warming all the station trains and cars, but I’m as cold as any stone
‘Cause I’m so afraid of life that I am dying this early in my career
I guess all that I’ve been fearing is that mirror man a-steering
With the smile of a drunken engineer

So hallelujah for the moments I am rolling on these rails of pain
It’s all that I can do and it keeps me running back to you
On a hard time train

Well I can hear the lonesome five-note whistle whine as I climb inside the car
And the rhythm of the pounding on the tracks, it’s the beating of my heart
And I’m crying out for help, oh won’t someone slow this down
But all this time that I’ve been praying what I should have been a-saying is
Don’t stop now

So hallelujah for the moments I am rolling on these rails of pain
It’s all that I can do and it keeps me running back to you
On a hard time train

Well the brakeman works the chain, but now we’re climbing through the hills toward the sun
And I turn away in shame, seeing all the evil that I’ve done
But those Carolina roses, oh they’re growing up the tracks of my despair
Saying all that I’ve been needing is a simple man a-bleeding and the hope
Of a mother’s prayer

So hallelujah for the moments I am rolling on these rails of pain
It’s all that I can do and it keeps me running back to you
On a hard time train

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Hard Time Train -Blue Water Highway