Running Blues

from by Michael Hunton

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Well I’m leaving town now I am leaving home
Gonna leave this place I used to call my own
Gonna leave this city gotta catch that train
Gotta leave this place I gotta leave today
Gotta leave my job I gotta leave my wife
Gotta leave my worries leave it all behind

Well that devil’s got me and he’s twisting me
Walking down that street I gotta leave it be
But my mind is racing man its off the track
It’s like a locomotive that ain’t coming back
So I steal some sunshine from the afternoon
But that rain’s a comin gonna be here soon

Well I got my guitar and I got my hat
Gonna leave this city in ten seconds flat
Gonna hitch that rail I’m gonna hop that line
Gonna leave this city leave it all behind
Cause that devil’s got me and he’s gaining ground
So I keep on moving never slowing down

So I took that subway man I caught that cab
But now I’m still running and I’m running fast
So I hopped that train and then I headed east
Gonna reach that ocean gonna set me free
But that Long Island Railroad’s just a big dead end
It’s gonna take me back to where it all began, come on

Now I’m running down these old New York streets
And that concrete sidewalk moves beneath my feet
But I’m getting tired and I’m moving slow
But there’s nowhere to hide and nowhere to go
So I take my hat off and I put down my case
And I greet that devil with a smile on my face

Well now all I have is what I think I know
What my momma told me when I was 8 years old
That there’s joy above and that there’s hell below
And if that devil gets you then you sell your soul
But now all them warning’s just a waste of time
Cause that devil’s got me and honey – I don’t mind!


from Catch That Train, released January 3, 2016
- Recorded and mixed in New Haven, CT.
- Inspired by Josh Druckman at Outlier Inn Recording, Woodridge, NY
- Mastered by Brian iele at Santa Cecilia Sound, Buenos Aires, Argentina
- Album art and design by Brittany Skar
- Photography by Chris Randall
- (c) 2015 Michael Hunton



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