riding on a railroad lyrics – james taylor

we are riding on a railroad,
singing some else’s song.
forever standing by that crossroad,
take a side and step along.
we are sailing away on a river to the sea.
maybe you and me can meet again.
we are riding on a railroad,
singing someone else’s song, sing along.

time to time, i tire of the life
that i’ve been leading,
town to town, day by day.
there’s a man up here who claims
to have his hands upon the reins,
there are chains upon his hands
and he’s riding upon a train.

oh lord, we been riding on a railroad,
singing some else’s song.
forever standing by that crossroad,
take a side and step along.
we are sailing away on a river to the sea.
maybe you and me can meet again.
we been riding, we been riding upon a railroad, singing someone else’s song.

/ james taylor lyrics