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Hobo Dreams

This song is by Chris LeDoux and appears on the album Used to Want to Be a Cowboy (1982).

Pouring rain had grounded all the planes out of Louisville, Kentucky
So I bought me a railway ticket, I had to close a deal in New Orleans
When a hobo by the track said he was going to ride the rails to Arizona
I had to fight the tears that weld up in me

'Cause a ragged old hobo
Is really better off than me
He ain't nothing but a hobo
But he's livin' his hobo dreams

I got a brand new car and a house a good 'ol job in the suburbs of St. Louis
And the woman in the gateway to the west she made me everything I am
But my three-piece suit is gettin' tight, the walls are closin' in down at the office
Lord, I've been too cautious with all my best laid plans

'Cause a ragged old hobo
Is really better off than me
He ain't nothing but a hobo
But he's livin' his hobo dreams

Said, "Son, you oughta come along and watch the eagle's fly in Arizona
You'll never see an eagle fly with neon light reflecting off his wings"
As he climbed into the rail car his last words echoed back like crashing thunder
Lord, if I was younger, well, I'd ride me a different train

'Cause a ragged old hobo
Is really better off than me
He ain't nothing but a hobo
But he's livin' his hobo dreams
He ain't nothing but a hobo
But he's livin' his hobo dreams

Credits

Written by:

Jake Brooks; Tony Bessire

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