the rooster moans lyrics – iron & wine

crack of dawn, the rooster moans
wake up boy, you’re far from home
serpentine, the tracks in flames
longest path the devil laid

led you straight aboard this rusty train

lift your head because you can’t sleep
bite your lip because you can’t eat
darkest den the devil made
jesus weeps but he’s been paid

not to ride inside this rusty train

buzzard’s breath, the rooster moans
stow it boy, you’re far from home
stow your sorrow, stow your fear
what did you do to end up here?

end up on the devil’s rusty train

/ iron wine lyrics