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Steel Rails

This song is by Alison Krauss and appears on the album I've Got That Old Feeling (1990) and on the compilation Steel Rails: Classic Railroad Songs, Volume 1 (1997).

Steel rails chasin' sunshine round the bend
Winding through trees like a ribbon in the wind
I don't mind not knowing what lies down the track
'Cause I'm looking out ahead to keep my mind from turning back.

It's not the first time I found myself alone at dawn
If I really had you once then I'd have you when I'm gone
Whistle blowing blowin' lonesome in my mind
Calling me along that never endin' metal line.

Steel rails chasin' sunshine round the bend
Winding through trees like a ribbon in the wind
I don't mind not knowing what lies down the track
'Cause I'm looking out ahead to keep my mind from turning back.

Sun is shinning through the open boxcar door
Lying in my mind with the things I've known before
I've lost count of the hours days and times
Just the rhythm of the rails keeps the motion in my mind.

Steel rails chasin' sunshine
Cause I'm looking out ahead to round the bend
Winding through trees like a ribbon in the wind
I don't mind not knowing what lies down the track
'Cause I'm looking out ahead to keep my mind from turning back.

keep my mind from turning back...

Written by:

Louisa Branscomb

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