From the recording The Procrastinators
© 2007 by David T. Green and Bill Carson
© 1997 by David T. Green & Bill Carson
Iron horse coming around the bend
It's never on time and it's late again.
I was a drifter passing through
You don't find trouble, it finds you.
They say I shot a man just for fun
I'm three days shy of twenty-one.
Dealing from bottom, that's what he did
They never did find those cards he hid.
(chorus) Hear thunder, smell the rain.
Hangman's coming on th midnight train.
Come tomorrow, I'm gonna fall.
Ain't no angel gonna hear my call.
I found out early how to use a gun
My outlaw ways kept me on the run.
No love to hold me, good or bad
A man don't miss what he never had.
I've been living this life so long
Mighty thin line between right & wrong.
A whistle's blowing, the train is near
Dying alone is my only fear.