Alison Krauss – Steel Rails Lyrics

(louise branscombe/one note pub.-sawgrass music, bmi)

Steel rails, chasing sunshine round the bend

Winding through the 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’ve found myself alone and known

If i really had you once, then i’d have you when i’m gone

Whistle blows, blowin’ lonesome in my mind

Calling me along that never ending metal line

Steel rails, chasing sunshine round the bend

Winding through the 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 shining, 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 nights

The rhythm of the rails keeps the motion in my mind

Steel rails, chasing sunshine round the bend

Winding through the 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

Cause i’m looking out ahead, to keep my mind from turning back