Bek Lyrics

Waitin' for a Train

(From the Stereopathetic Soulmanure Album)

[Written by Jimmie Rodgers, E. McWilliams]

Spoken Introduction: (I'm an alien from another sphere
The thing I like about the Earth is the range of colors
Fantastic to mundane, brilliant to dull
As I was penetrating the ozone, I ca-perchance to notice
The orange peel-like quality of light playing upon the se- the ocean
I got to go right now
Someone is videotaping me in my spaceship)

All around the watertank just a-waitin' for a train
A thousand miles away from home just for, 'n the rain
I walked up to a brakeman just to give him a line of talk
He said, "If you got money, I'll see that you don't walk"
"I haven't got a nickel, not a penny for to show"
"Get off! Get off, you railroad bum!" and he slammed the boxcar door
They let me off in Texas, a state I dearly love
The moon and stars above me… and what else?