Just like this train
Shaking into town
With the brakes complaining
And nothin' ain't worth nothin' but it's free
I'm on the California Zephyr watching America roll by
With the clouds and the stars to read
It presents the poignant and little-known story of teen hobos during the 1930's, a time of desperation and bitter hardship. These young itinerant Americans were all searching for a better life; what they found was a mixture of freedom, camaraderie, misery, and loneliness.
In a fancy dining car
They're prob'ly drinkin' coffee
And smokin' big cigars
Cause I'm Looking out ahead, to keep my mind from turning back
My father always said that the sound of a train whistle is in his blood.
He signs his book, Ridin' Free, like this.
See you all somewhere further down the line! ==================>>