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Lyrics and music by Julean Rai.
Drew Sowell: Drums
Julean Rai: Guitar, lead guitar, bass, lead and background vocals

Recorded at Dead Canary Studios in Englewood, Colorado. Engineered and mixed by Drew Sowell. Copyright 2015 Julian D Rai, Origen Music, LLC (BMI). All rights reserved.

Lyrics

We said we'd part as friends;
The date is set.
I'm runnin' out of time;
But I 'aint packed up yet.
We made a promise to the other;
That we won't forget.

We took the girls to a restaurant.
We ordered what we wanted;
We ate what we got.
They didn't understand
What was going on.

We drove around in silence;
We tried to talk.
You said it might be fun
To smoke a little pot.
But I said I had a train to catch --
So best not.

We tucked the girls in bed,
Once home.
Kissing little foreheads ...
We spent the final minute
Just holding on.

Then I stole some photographs
And reminded you to lock the latch ...

I took the scenic route
Back to my hotel room;
There I met up with some friends
And had a drink or two.
I walked over to the station
To wait it through.

Some jackass screamed
To go back home.
Well, I took it to call you up
and talk awhile.
Guess I needed reassurance ...

Now,
It's time to board the tracks
I grabbed my bags and ax and left ...

I'm going to New York State
Home of the Brave
And I will ride silent
Silently riding
Towards the Grey
Towards the Grey ...

Tonight I'm a Nomad
And You are a Girl
And I promise to let you know
When I get to New York
And uh, get set up.

[...]
A slight delay and we're moving on
I stayed awake to see the city gone.
Until the building I remembered
Were no more.

But train seats
Are uncomfortable.
Yet I found a way to sleep,
Somehow.
Curled up against the window
And staring out

There was nothing but darkness
So I turned my head
And fail to rest ...

I'm going to New York State
Home of the Brave
And I will ride silent
Silently riding
Towards

New York State
Home of the Brave
And I will ride silent
Silently riding down
To New York

Towards the Grey ...
Of New York!
Towards the Grey ...
Of New York!
Towards the Grey ...
Of New York!

Towards ... towards ... towards ...
New York state.