From the album Wicked Lines & Veins

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Lyrics

Well I’m afraid this train’s gonna set me down
Some place that I know
And if I get seen you’d best believe
Lord, I’m swinging from the rope

But all I know is this freighter’s headed south-southeast
And it’s burning coal and just like my soul
It’s running on the heat

And if all goes well I’ll blow this hell
Never ride again
Cause when you done the thing I done
It’s the gallows or the pen

It’s the gallows or the pen
It’s the star-hearted men
The bottle or the brick
The rifle or the stick
It’s a dead man on the ground
And the living all around
And a candle burning low down the wick

My one regret is my sweet Yvette
She died on the floor
She was sweet and she was mine
Lord I owed her more

If I could bring that Waylon Green
back to life again
I’d do so just to kill him twice
And then I’d lay my head

Understand I’m a wanted man
This freight car is my cell
Cause when you done the thing I done
It’s a one-way road to hell

It’s a one-way road to hell
It’s the flowers in the dell
The needle or the chair
Bullets in the air
It’s a dead man on the ground
And the living all around
And a priest come ‘round to say a prayer