Conductor

 

Words & Music: Bobby Shiflett

Just a passing butterfly
A bit of color and goodbye
How the branches creak and sigh
As if they know I cannot cry

The train is coming. It’s just around the bend.
On a trip that never ends…
The conductor is waving and wearing such a grin
And he’s going to let us in.

I long to hear your broken word
Just another mocking bird
Still it’s all this world has heard
Though the story was absurd

The train is coming. It’s just around the bend.
On a trip that never ends
The conductor is waving and driving the band on
The band is playing the final song.

“This goes out to the Alabama State Prison Commission.”

“That’s the sound of the men working on the chain gang.
That’s the sound of the men working on the chain gang.”

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