Long Way Around to the Big Stop

[verse]
Trains in the station empty and clean
nobody on them they’re unseen
quiet as pillows lost in beauty sleep
silent during upkeep.

Shunted on farside out of the way
gantlet with nobody nearby
waiting for all the big boys to disappear
meanwhile we are all clear.

[chorus]
moving begins ideas stop
swapping out engines what you got
load baggage and food linens and crew
bid adieu to now.

[verse]
Denver is such a mountainous town
flat but you can smell the Rockies
Salt Lake is on the way to somewhere else
its middle name is culture shock.

[bridge]
One night in May stopped in Grand Junction
avalanche ahead at the top of the continent
walked around for hours
dwarfed by the stars.
Tempted to stay and itching to leave
moving stops your thinking at least a little while
staying still as a small
town heals all ills.

Wendover, Elko, into the night
Reno and Truckee, into the bright.
If you get off at Auburn or Rocklin
nothing left but sleepwalking.

Nothing was left but sleepwalking
east of El Paso through three states
in Tuscaloosa we woke up shit faced
just looking at each other.

Moving begins ideas stop
swapping out engines what you got
load baggage and food linens and crew
bid adieu to now.

[verse]
[6/8] Eb // /// /// ///
C // ///  F9 // ///
Eb6 // C9 //  BbMa9 // ///
Ab13 // /// Bb7 // ///

[bridge]
[4/4]  FMa9 ///  G13 ///
E9 ///  Ab7 / F13 /
D9b5 /// G ///  Bb7 ///

[chorus]
[6/8]  C9 // ///  /// ///
Ab13 // ///  A7 // ///
Eb9 // ///  FMa9 // ///
Eb9 // ///  D7 // ///

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