Wishing On a Train

Wishing On a Train

If I don’t have a ticket
can I still get on the train
I came home once more
and she left me again
I know there’s some room
on that 12:45
I had her to myself
on the night I arrived
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train

It’s for dreamers and schemers
and gamblers and thieves
and assorted desperados
who know just what they need
to feel that rumble
coming up through the floor
and that lonesome whistle
blowing once more
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train

I’ll wear my Sunday clothes
when I ride out of town
so the Lord won’t forget
that I’ve been around
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train

If I don’t have a ticket
can’t you just turn your head
and keep your eyes peeled
for her face instead
it’s a much better use
of your precious time
until your shift ends
at a quarter to nine
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train

I’ve sat in the choir
and listened from below
and I still can’t tell you
why she had to go
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train

If I don’t have a ticket
can I still get on the train
I came home once more
and she left me again
I know there’s some room
on that 12:45
I had her to myself
on the night I arrived
oh oh I’m wishing on a train
oh oh I’m wishing on a train