The Iron Horse North

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Well he just killed a man, he’s traveling on a train to get away
He don’t need a plan, keep rolling north on guard both night and day

Three months in Mexico, dust smoke and holes in his jeans
Across the Rio, lie streets of gold and the woman of his dreams

Through the desert, traveling by moonlight heading north
Holding 10 kilos, he knows exactly what he’s worth

He’s got a number, tucked away inside his tattered shoes
There’s no turning back, hope is all he’s got left to lose.

That iron horse ain't free to ride
The beast don’t care about pride

In Los Angeles, he met the devil face to face again
Well you got options, play the game or prepare to meet your end

Here’s a 44, there’s the door, do the deed and you’ll live another day
So he let’em fly, at least two men died, and he was out the door running on his way

That iron horse ain't free to ride
The beast don’t care about pride

There were days he could remember, that weren't like this
His cerveza on the patio and a woman giving him a kiss

Each day he worked hard but at least he had his pride
And his home was his own, though could never say goodbye

Now it’s on to Phoenix, in a luggage rack with the help of a moonless sky
But he hears voices, as the bus stops and he knows exactly why


from Passing, released April 25, 2015
lyrics: M. Haygood
music: M. Haygood and The Stick Mob



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