Patient Road

August 28, 2012
These are the dirty kids
can you taste the tiredness,
like a hundred dusty trains
running down day after day?

Call me back, patient road
You're so reliable
Don't ask me why I don't belong in this town
I don't know
I don't know

We are the travelers
there's a rhythm in our nerves
there's a song in all our lungs
the one the black train engine burns

Sometimes the journey's hard
sometimes the journey's light
sometimes I leave off the path
but the road is patient and wise

Call me back, patient road
You're so reliable
Don't ask me why motion is my home
I don't know
I don't know

I'm coming back, ancient road!
I've walked you once before
You've been waiting all this time
Was it me you were waiting for?
I don't know...

This is my tired heart
wrapped in canvas for to depart
and when I die don't let me stay
Just put me on the boxcar
I'll ride the rail to endless day

Join the Discussion

This article has 2 comments. Post your own now!

SerenityDemon said...
Sept. 4, 2012 at 3:48 pm
I really like this! I can imagine hearing it on the radio. On one of the good stations without all that pop stuff!!
PaigeStreet This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Sept. 26, 2012 at 12:33 pm
:D thanks  
bRealTime banner ad on the left side
Site Feedback