The Recluse

Let me tell you about a place I fear most of all
the centre of the hourglass where the sand needs to fall
One grain at a time, just standing in line
Scared I’m the next one to fall

Like an overloaded tire swing, I was beginning to crack
So I found my new home, on a railroad track
My toothbrush and my pillow in a potato sack
Changed my name to Railroad Jack

Now I’m a liar I’m a thief, I get no relief
From mountain to mountain, sunrise in the east
When I awake, I remember my place
Tomorrow’s just another mistake

Eli the pale guy, a God fearing man
He’s got a nail for a tooth, he’s got a bucket for a hand
Been doing this as long as anyone can
Says he’d never change a thing

Big Mac the haystack, a complicated guy
An hour after wedding, he run from his wife
Repeating those vowels, made him feel hog tied
Left his ring in the middle of the night

Now I’m a liar I’m a thief, I get no relief
From mountain to mountain, sunrise in the east
When I awake, I remember my place
Tomorrow’s just another mistake

My friends are my bed, my friends are my light
I know when I’m dead, they’ll be there by my side
Telling stories and such, “He never wanted too much,
Just a bed, and a bucket and a ride”

I’ll be wearing these boots for most of my life
If you’re a fellow recluse, I’ll see you by a campfire
Share an ear of corn
We’ll try to stay warm, find shelter from oncoming storms

Now I’m a liar I’m a thief, I get no relief
From mountain to mountain,sSunrise in the east
When I awake, and I remember my place
Tomorrow’s just another mistake

Now I’m a liar I’m a thief, I get no relief
From mountain to mountain, sunrise in the east
When I awake, and I remember my place
Tomorrow’s just another mistake
Tomorrow’s just another mistake
You know sometimes I find it hard to breathe