I was born by the railroad tracks Well the train whistle wailed and I wailed right back Well papa left mama when I was quite young He said now "One of these days you're gonna follow me son"
Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I ain't ever satisfied Woh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh-oh I ain't ever satisfied
Now I had me a woman she was my world But I ran off with my back street girl Now my back street woman could not be true She left me standin' on the boulevard thinkin' bout you
I got an empty feeling deep inside I'm going over to the other side
Last night I dreamed I made it to the promise land I was standin' at the gate and I had the key in my hand Saint Peter said "Come on in boy, you're finally home" I said "No thanks Pete, I'll just be moving along"