When I was a baby times were kinda hard and money was kinda scarce
And my Mama told she used to hop a freight and Papa would just pitch me up to her
And we’d hobo all around the south lookin’ for work
Well after I grew up a little Mama told me about those hard times
And how they were the happiest times of her life
And now here’s a song about one of those people

He was just an old railroad hobo at a time when trains were all but gone
With a tear in his eye sittin’ on a railroad tie talkin’ to himself of goin’ home
He said I’ve seen the world from a freight train I’ve hauled across the countryside
Now I’m just a tired weary pilgrim waitin’ to take me one last ride

He said last train won’t you take me to my home
Make it fast train life is leavin’ these old bones
And I’m alone got no one to call my own
I’m a lookin’ for that last train for home

He said boy I have had me some high times and Lord yes I’ve had me some low
All across these open spaces bluffed my deuces bet my aces take it easy come and easy go
But this old world kept growin’ up and goin’ places until my way of life is lost in time
Now there ain’t much left for me boy I’m ridin’ to the end of the line

He said last train won’t you take me to my home…

Well he tipped his hat and he walked off to the mainline where he found an open empty car
As he pulled himself inside settled down for the ride I could see he wouldn’t be goin’ far
And I thought Lord ain’t this world just like a train yard  where each of us are bound to roam alone
And ain’t we all like some old railroad hobo just lookin’ for that last train for home

He said last train won’t you take me to my home…
I’m lookin’ for that last train for home