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I’ve been traveling in my sleep
I closed by eyes back in the crowded east
I slept for six years as I crossed this land
And woke up with a ticket in my hand

I must have walked the Mason-Dixon
Eyes closed and arms outstretched
As Sherman marched east on Savannah
I marched west

I must have crossed a thousand miles of fields
Through every town spit out by “hell on wheels”
My march stops for nothing
Buffalo or Cheyenne
I must have felt the killing that burned across the plains
But all the while I walked on dreaming of a future grace

Sleptwalked through lightening storms and quiet glens
Sleptwalked through tunnels dynamited by Chinamen
Snowed in at Donner Pass for four months
I felt so comfortable – the things I dreamed of
Followed receding snows when spring came
Down to the ocean where the tracks were leading

A golden spike drove down
I woke up crying
To see a city built by blood and iron
My ticket for a train bound for the Hudson
And from the sleeper car I watched the land I walked on speed beneath my feet


from Songs for the Forgotten Future Vol. 1, released April 7, 2003
Doug Stone—vocals and guitar
Dave Wechsler—vocals, piano and accordion
Bill Gerstel—drums
Meredith Yayanos—violins
Dave Dorbin—tuba
John Lee—pedal steel guitar

“Echo Canyon”, singer and date unknown

Music and lyrics by Doug Stone and David Wechsler


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