Long Way From Texas

from by Madison Nicol

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I boarded the last train to Maine, a dollar in my hand
Headed up north to see my baby, leaving the Rio Grande
Freeport's where he calls home, and where I'll make mine
Engineer won't you pour that coal, he's meeting me there for nine

It's a long way from Texas, for a girl like me
Mom gave up trying to make me stay, she just thinks I'm crazy
She says the winters are long, and that I'll freeze at night
But if he's waiting for me at the station, I'll be alright

I stepped down to the platform, and not much met my eye
Main street was only a couple of buildings, and nothing but the bluest sky
I thought back to my hometown, the family I left behind
But it was love that brought me this far, the truest that I'd ever find

It's a long way from Texas, for a girl like me
Mom gave up trying to make me stay, she just thinks I'm crazy
She says the winters are long, and that I'll freeze at night
But if he's waiting for me at the station, I'll be alright

Now we've got two kids of our own, and one more on the way
It's crazy to think of the life I've lived, since I decided to stay
But mom was right about one thing, it's much warmer back home
But I'm happy where I am, with a family to call my own

It's a long way from Texas, for a girl like me
Mom gave up trying to make me stay, she just thinks I'm crazy
She says the winters are long, and that I'll freeze at night
But if he's waiting for me at the station, I'll be alright
But if he's waiting for me at the station, I'll be alright

credits

from Spring - EP, released August 8, 2016
Madison Nicol - lead vocals, backing vocals, acoustic guitar, bass guitar, mandolin, banjo

Laura Hillis - fiddle

Engineered by Madison Nicol

Mixed and Produced by Madison Nicol

All music and lyrics by Madison Nicol. SOCAN. Copyright 2016

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Madison Nicol regina, Saskatchewan

Singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist. Regina, Saskatchewan born and raised, by way of Los Angeles and Boston. Alumni of MI and Berklee. Sounds like 1970s singer-songwriters mixed with bluegrass harmony singing.

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