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just before i dropped out of school i was really depressed and living off campus. i spent all my time in my room writing melodramatic songs and poetry, and i was drinking and smoking a lot. i walked to class every day along the train tracks that ran through campus and often fantasized about hopping on a train and leaving it all behind.

I wrote this song for my mom who has always been there to support me through the worst times and the best times.


i've been sittin by the train tracks
i've been waiting for the train train
if one doesn't come soon i don't know what i'm going to do
i've got to get back home
mama don't you worry
cuz i'm coming home
mama don't you worry
cuz i'm coming home
i've been sittin in the school house
i've been learning right from wrong
but they told me not to ramble and they told me not to sing
so i have gone for to travel
now i'm riding on the train train
watching the country waving bye bye
my guitar it has grown heavy while i've been growing thin
my traveling feet are tired from all the places that i've been
now i'm walking down the highway
my troubles are forgotten in my footsteps
the rain it starts to fall but i don't mind at all
i am baptized by the roadside and i am born again
now the sun is out a shining
and the grass is dancing round my toes
but there's nothing earth or sky
like a mother's shining eyes
i've got to get back home


from Evan Greer - Never Surrender, released February 1, 2009
evan greer - guitar, vocals




Evan Greer Boston, Massachusetts


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