folsom prison blues lyrics – draxsen

i hear the train a-comin’
it’s rollin’ ’round the bend
and i ain’t seen the sunshine
since, i don’t know when

i’m stuck in folsom prison
and time keeps draggin’ on
o but i hear that whistle blowin’
back home from san antone

when i was just a baby
my mama told me, “son
always be a good boy
don’t ever play with guns”

but i shot a man in reno
just to watch him die
when i hear that whistle blowin’
i hang my head and cry

i bet there’s rich folks eatin’
in a fancy dining car
they’re probably drinkin’ coffee
and smokin’ big cigars

but i know i had it comin’
i know i can’t be free
but those people keep a-movin’
and that’s what tortures me

well, if they freed me from this prison
if that railroad train was mine
i bet i’d move out over a little
farther down the line

far from folsom prison
that’s where i want to stay
and i’d let that lonesome whistle
blow my blues away

/ draxsen lyrics