Pennsylvania Line

The Pennsylvania Line is careening down the track
I don't think it's ever gonna make it back
Relentless years of cogs and gears strip the verdant land
Forty-one tears, mounting fears, clench the open hand

I know I know the way
I am here to stay

Peer through the billowing smoke and you'll see
The Captain nailing John Henry to a tree
A white hood soul with a filched bank roll, a flim-flam profiteer
Oil and coal, furnace full, he burns the atmosphere

I know I know the way
I am here to say

Disobey the power play
This railway leads straight to Judgement Day
We've got to stay the iron gray homicidal beast of prey
Gotta waylay this calamitous runaway

The axle is broken still the engineer's pushing on
Fire everywhere, all part of the con
Yet another grandstand for the fool's gold brand, hear the whistle screech
A dark wasteland in the switchman's hand, Hell has been breached

I know I know the way
I am here to disobey
Disobey the power play
Disobey, disobey the power play

Yes, we're being led astray by a calamitous beast of prey
Who feeds off its own catastrophic disarray
But there's a passageway through this maniacal melee

Disobey, disobey the power play
Disobey, disobey the power play!