Iron Road

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Clawing up the grade
As we cut right through this fog
Wheels chew the grit
On a heavy highball hog

Only one way to go
Along the iron road

St. Paul down to Spokane
Westward through the pass
Loaded up with hot shot
We never rode so fast

Only one way to go
Along the iron road

Midnight train blacksnake run
Cutting through Colorado mountains
Midnight train blacksnake run
Cutting through Colorado mountains

Like a phantom in the night
On the steam we fly

Barefoot engine coming
Whistle from their stack
Their cinders light the sky
They're running on our track

Only one way to go
Along the iron road

Slow her down cool the head
Signal's changed and now it’s burning red
Slow her down cool the head
Signal's changed and now it’s burning red

Like a phantom in the night
On the steam we fly

Headlight speeding at us
Air froze in my chest
Rip around the curve
To collide at the crest

Glimmer growing closer
No warning from the wire
My hand on the valve
I await this ball of fire

But they pass right through us
Ghost of 514 on a midnight spin
But they pass right through us
Ghost of 514 on a midnight spin

Like a phantom in the night
On the steam we fly

Never rode that line again
Heard the bad news on the lot
The inbound struck the outbound
Colliding at that spot

Only one way to go
Along the iron road
Only one way to go
Along the iron road

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from In That Black Sky, released July 2, 2012
Words by Matthew; music by Matthew and Kim

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