Iron Horses

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Written with my buddy Bill Warrington at my house in Nashville, TN.
Recorded in 2006.
The story of a young man who almost got left behind in his hometown when the railroad came - but didn't come to his town. He goes to work for the railroad instead and spends his life working on the railroad,
"[running] with iron horses".

- Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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IRON HORSES

They laid those iron rails out like veins across the heartland
And never even bothered to bring ‘em close to us
And everyone in my hometown, knew the end was coming
We were left there to dry up, and blow away with the dust

So I packed my bags and made my way to the closest station
Then I watched it from a distance as it rolled across the plains
And laid down my life savings for my first ride on a train

And my whole world changed when I ran with iron horses
‘Cause I saw some things that I’d never seen before
And nothing else mattered
As I went further and faster
‘Cause I could see my future when I ran with iron horses

When that first ride was over, it was only the beginning
‘Cause I had to find a job and I had no place to go
I started working for the railroad early the next morning
My first job was shoveling coal, to keep that fire stoked

Well I worked my way up through the years, and even met my true love
The best day of my life was when that woman took my name
I proudly raised my family, and spent a lifetime on a train

My whole world changed when I ran with iron horses
‘Cause I saw some things that I’d never seen before
And nothing else mattered
As I went further and faster
‘Cause I could see my future when I ran with iron horses


Written by Jeffrey Scott Stewart and Bill Warrington
Copyright 2006 Blue Clover Music (ASCAP) /
Bill Warrington Music (BMI)

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from Western Movies, releases May 10, 2020
Guitar/Vocal: Jeffrey Scott Stewart

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Jeffrey Scott Stewart Houston, Texas

Originally from Southern California, and now - after sixteen years of "seasoning" in Nashville, Tennessee - based in Houston, Texas.

Jeff has had his songs heard in movies, documentaries, television and radio from Australia to Seattle to Switzerland.

Live performances feature a wide variety of original music using guitar, tenor banjo, accordion, mandolin, violin, ukelele and harmonica.
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