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The designation of the SEPTA train line that took me to work for a few years. Although I have a day job now that I love, this song was written after I gave up a "good" (i.e. related to my degree) job to focus more on music and life.
Written by Maria Cahill

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I’ve been working on the real world railroad
it’s an endless task, my back has an endless load
there’s a river here and a mountain there
you can’t go around, you’ve got to go where
you’re making big bucks, but you life’s full of frowns
you can look to 65 but there’s no slowing down

Straight as an arrow’s par for the course
social alienation seems to be the source
for my need to work myself to death
and the railroad company will just make amends
to my family and friends
and find another sucker to work to his end

I quit working on the real world railroad
it was an endless task, my back had an endless load
and I don’t care what’s in front of me now
the last thing on my mind is the industrial dow
I’m just making enough to survive on my own
I ain’t got no money, i ain’t got no loans

credits

from Sun's Glow, released January 1, 2001
Maria Cahill, Vocals, Banjo
Steve Cahill, Bass, Vocals
John Gannon, Drum kit
Pete Rhee, Fiddle
Mark Unruh, Electric Guitar
Hoagy Wing, Dumbek, Percussion
Mark Moss, Sound Engineer, Target Studio
Alex Forster, cover art

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