I dreamed once so long ago,

Of a place to make a home.

With a woman I loved dearly,

The honeymoon would never end.

I dreamed once so long ago,

When there was nothing left to dream for.

My wife stolen from my arms,

Her killer on the loose.

I dreamed once so long ago,

Justice would be served for her.

And yet they sent me to the gallows,

For a crime I didn't commit.

I dreamed once so long ago,

I would get a second chance.

A train derailed and set me running,

A chance to prove my innocence.

I dreamed once so long ago,

The sirens would fade away,

Taking the nightmares with them.

So I wouldn't have to fear the shadows.

I dreamed once so long ago,

I met beautiful women and twisted men.

Some I loved, some I hated,

Some I wished I'd never left.

I dreamed once so long ago,

I caught the one armed man.

I felt his flesh crushed in mine,

Before he slipped away.

I dreamed once so long ago,

I'd see the country I love.

But never did I think I'd see it,

Running from a lawman's gun.

I dreamed once so long ago,

Of when the time would come,

When I no longer called the highway home.

My bones ache with weariness.

I dreamed once so long ago,

I finally corner my foe.

"Yeah, I killed her!" he cried.

The sweet words I longed to hear.

I dreamed not so long ago,

I walked out of court a free man.

The trouble now is after all the running,

Where do I go from here?