Wednesday, 14 August 2013

Waiting for a train

They were waiting for a train
To come and carry them away
To a far distant place anywhere but here
Where they hate to stay
To pass away each lonely day
Forever hoping and forever waiting for
Someone to push them along
Give them a penny always
To hear the same old songs

They were waiting for a train
To come and carry them away
Away from this place, to another time
Mayhap they’re just sick and tired
Of hearing their lies and seeing their faces
As everyone knows your business better than you
And you know it, too

So all you can do is run
Try to catch up with the morning sun
Before it passes over you and behind
Before you’re too old to even try
And your legs no longer do what you say
And the nights get longer than the day
You take more and more to ease yourself of the pain
All tell everyone that you’re

Waiting for a train.