Life on the Rails

by Old John Smokey

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released March 4, 2014

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Old John Smokey Elmira, New York

I'm known as Old John Smokey and people round these parts know me for my spoontastic bonanza of blues music.

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Track Name: Worry
never known any home
'cept what I carry on my back
but I don't let that bother me
'cause I ain't lookin back
I gotta keep movin on
guy like me keep movin on
I don't hafta worry yeah yeah yeah

The sun'll be up
shining on my face
I can hear the diesel thrumming
pickin up the pace because I'm
always movin on
gotta keep movin on
ain't got time to worry

It's just a quiet way
living day to day
keep keep movin on
always keep keep movin on

trains.... and tress fly by
gotta keep keep movin on
Track Name: Trash Fire Gourmet
What's that smell?
Someone what is that smell?

Ohhhh

Good cooking in the mornin
Good cookin at night
when I get that good food smell
y'know it's outta sight

I ain't talkin no hole food
or no trainer joe
I'm talkin canna beans, baby
cookin out on the camp stove

don't need no fillet mignon
to get my good food on
ain't a thing that ya cant cook right
on a trash fire burning bright

y'see out here by the box cars
underneath the stars
you can eat like a goddamn king
offa couple candy bars

What's that smell?
Someone what is that smell?
Track Name: Clap Your Hands
Sometimes when you're feelin good, you're feelin happy
there's only thing you can do: hit one hand into the other hand
so that's what I'm gonna ask you to do right now – if y'all could just hit one of your
hands into your other hand along like this
uh huh
alright
that's good... I don't think everybody's doin' … clappin like that
harder!
hit your hand in the … yup …. yup

Clap your hands! Just hit your hands together!
Track Name: Die Free
I've had a fun life
getting to ride the rails
watching this great country pass me by

sometimes I can't help but think
life has passed me by
every day is a new train
but just like it's the same train

still I wake up each day
with a smile on my face
I wouldn't have it any other way

I can say “I'm my own man
ain't no claims on me.”
If I die in a box car
I'll die free

I can say “I'm my own man
ain't no claims on me.”
If I die in a box car
I'll die free
Track Name: Fie on Brushead
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Justin Robert Young???
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Fie on Brushead
From deep down in my soul
He ain't got no time for me
on his Teevee show
Track Name: TSA Took My Spoons Away
TSA, TSA
TSA took my spoons away
What the hell I'mma' posta play
TSA took my spoons away

I was getting on a airplane
just the other week
when I tried to pass the gate
the guard began to speak

he said Mr Smokey,
I'll have to have your spoons
they're a danger to our nation
so hand 'em over soon

TSA, TSA
TSA took my spoons away
What the hell I'mma' posta play
TSA took my spoons away


How many tax dollars
Do I have to pay
to fund the men and women
of the Take my Spoons Away
I know They're protecting us
from nail clippers, spoons, and shoes
but how come it feels like the terrorists win
and Old John smokey always lose?

TSA, TSA
TSA took my spoons away
What the hell I'mma' posta play
TSA took my spoons away
Track Name: I Forgot (To Remember (To Forget))
I forgot!
To remember!
To forget you!
Ohhh woahhh
I still see your face when I close my eyes

I forgot
to remember
what I forgot

what was I talkin' bout again?
I really have no clue
every time I try to remember
there I go
forgettin' again

I forgot
I forgot
I forgot

ohhh yyeaaahhh

is that a piano?
Where am I again?

Sometimes it gets so hard
all these troubles clutter up mind

I forgot
what I'm doin
In this place

Aawww baby tell me again
What's for dinner honey?
Track Name: Old John Smokey in the 21st Century
Well this is Old John Smokey in the 21 century
this is Old John Smokey in the 21 century

you got your cellphone
you got your movies too
got your cellphone
you got computer things
it's the 21st century

I don't know what becomes of the kids today
I don't even see a new generation of spoon players
it's the 21st century

it's so crazy now
you got electric light
you got cars and stuff
don't even take the train
you got a jet plane
it goes fast enough
it goes very fast
until it crashes up

(robot): electro spoons

You got your Internet
you got your Nsfw show
you got a Twit TV
you got your other stuff
it's all this 'ww

and the dot com!
and the dot com!
and the dot com!