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One day I walked out my doorway
I was young, younger than today
I couldn't believe what was happening before my eyes
People running screamin' runnin' and a fire lightin' up the sky

Well my daddy rode the train to take him to the factory
Where he slaved eatin' shit to save my mama and me
Now the sirens kee a-comin' and I heard somebody say
140 people were ridin' that train today
Wreck of the 809

I couldn't believe what was happening before my eyes
People running screamin' runnin' and a fire lightin' up the sky

Well the crowd thinned out several hours later
And I asked a policeman about my daddy was he alright
Then I saw my mama crying and I heard somebody say
107 people won't be comin' back home today
Wreck of the 809

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from Native Sons - Deluxe Reissue, released November 6, 2020
Written by Tom Stevens/Stephen McCarthy
© Tom Stevens/Stephen McCarthy
Published by Warner Bros Music Ltd/Bug Music

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The Long Ryders Los Angeles, California

The Long Ryders founded alt-country with their 1984 album, Native Sons, and helped codify and popularise Americana throughout their career. Crossing Byrds/Buffalo Springfield electric guitars and harmonies with a Sex Pistols/Ramones rhythm section was their idea and their legacy. Their signature songs Looking For Lewis And Clark and I Had A Dream have never left the airwaves. ... more

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