John Henry's Shoes

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Written by Luke Williams
Ol' John Henry took the high road
He carried all the guilt
Laid it out across the track
That the people built
They laid all their morals down
To see it 'cross that plain
and old John Henry just stuck it out
and let it hit that train

The engineer was scared
He'd just been there a year
That's too much guilt to hold
For just one career
So he, stepped off that engine
and he started walking back
Until he heard something humming from
Within that old steal track

The train keeps rolling
right along the paths we choose
The engineer then turned around
To fill John Henry's Shoes

The engineer then stumbled
and stepped up to the stage
Blood filling up his eyes
Erupting in a rage
And then then every thought he uttered
Just turned into a lie
Until all the dreams he carried
Just like that train went by

He spent a few years sleeping
Out on the people's land
He saw every corner and he
Shook every hand
but, not a single person
Believed what he would do
The engineer then turned around
and filled John Henry's shoes

The train keeps rolling right along
the paths we choose
The engineer then turned around
and filled John Henry's shoes

A couple decades later
Old John Henry on the shore
Not really thinking 'bout
the engineer not more
Not really thinking about
The engineer nor me
I wish he'd come on back
Instead of staring at that God darn Sea

The train keeps rolling right along
the paths we choose
I wonder if we'll ever
Fill John Henry's shoes