I'm looking at a funeral wagon rolling down
A two-lane highway winding past a desert town
A big blue canvas painted by the Master's hand
The shifting clouds above and endless miles of sand

In that mirror maybe that's what's left of me
Wheezing like a freight train hauling sixty tons of steel
Air 'em out's the best release and get some rest
Carrie don't wait up for me the brakeman's going West

[Chorus]
In this room all alone
I dream of you
In this drawer I found someone
I never knew

Now I pop a top and stay up late with Gideon
And fall asleep to visions of Meridian
I've seen dusty beaten delta boys cutting heads
A black face carny showman scare a song to death

In my short life I've seen as much as most men need
Now I'm just looking for some cleaner air to breathe

[Chorus]

Now I pop a top and stay up late with Gideon
And fall asleep to visions of Meridian

Far away, far away
So many years, so many days
All along this broken land
I've seen a lover's empty arms
And hunger's empty hand

[Chorus]

Now I pop a top and stay up late with Gideon
And fall asleep to visions of Meridian
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Jimmie Rodgers' Dream Lyrics