Rob a Train (Eddie Holewa)

“Rob a Train” Sheet Music (pdf).
“Rob a Train” Karaoke (midi with lyrics).

Lyrics: Eddie Holewa.
Tune: Eddie Holewa.


Once in a dream of the Old West,
A gunman was saddled with the draw.
He stole all my wages in his passing,
But the sheriff said he’d taken ’em
Within the frame of the law.

All of my life, I’ve been working,
Making the most of the good times.
Now the pockets in my faded jeans are rattling
With the layoff slip all crumpled
’Round the nickels and dimes.

I feel like robbing a freight train.
You can call me Mister Jesse James.
One more outlaw to blame
When your system goes insane.
And I feel like robbing a freight train.

Lately, I get restless in the evening.
Midnight comes and spins my head around.
The lives of working folks are being shattered.
And it nearly drove me crazy
When they shut the fact’ry down.

All they ever do it for is the money.
They could make a victim out of you.
When nothing’s left, nothing really matters.
And I bet before you know it,
You’ll be riding with me, too.

I feel like robbing a freight train.
You can call me Mister Jesse James.
One more outlaw to blame
When your system goes insane.
And I feel like robbing a freight train.


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