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Available on the album The Union
Writer:Elton John, Bernie Taupin, T Bone Burnett
Piano and vocals:Elton John, Leon Russell
Drums and Percussion:Jim Keltner, Jay Bellerose
Acoustic bass:Dennis Crouch
Guitar:Mark Ribot
Keyboard:Keefus Ciancia
Beaded Gourd:Debra Dobkin
Electric Guitar:T Bone Burnett
Pedal Steel:Russ Pahl
Backing vocals:Bill Cantos, Louis Pardini, Jason Scheff, Tata Vega
I'm looking at a funeral wagon rolling down
A two-lane highway winding past a desert town
A big blue canvas painted by the Master's hand
The shifting clouds above and endless miles of sand
In that mirror maybe that's what's left of me
Wheezing like a freight train hauling sixty tons of steel
Air 'em out's the best release and get some rest
Carrie don't wait up for me the brakeman's going West
In this room all alone I dream of you
In this drawer I found someone I never knew
Now I pop a top and stay up late with Gideon
And fall asleep to visions of Meridian
I've seen dusty beaten delta boys cutting heads
A black face carney showman scare a song to death
In my short life I've seen as much as most men need
I'm just looking for some cleaner air to breathe
(repeat chorus)
Far away, far away
So many years, so many days
All along this broken land
I've seen a lover's empty arms
And hunger's empty hand
(repeat chorus)
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