elizabeth lyrics – catie curtis

i talk to you on the telephone
at least two times a day
from hotels and truck stops
when i’ve been too long gone away
and i can see cincinnati
from the kentucky side
though i can’t walk between them
when i look out on the night

i see a slow train crossing the bridge
over the ohio river
she bends and she winds and she’s taking her time
but n*body can stop her
from headlights through all ninety two box cars
she will not rest
and so too, i move toward you
my love, elizabeth

you know i must be traveling
you know that’s who i am
you knew it when you met me
and you knew it when we wed
i’d do anything to ease you now
you say, “baby just hold on
let’s try a little patience
this longing’s gonna make us strong”

and there’s a slow train crossing the bridge
over the ohio river
she bends and she winds and she’s taking her time
but n*body can stop her
from midnight through all hours ’till the morning
she won’t rest
and so too, i move toward you
my love, elizabeth

steady and strong
on and on
my love

/ catie curtis lyrics