I Went to See Maria

03:59
Drew James
2006
Drew James

Lyrics

I Went to See Maria

Drew James © 2004

 

I went to see Maria

Went there on the train

It was too far to drive

And I was too cheap to take a plane

The porter was a lady

I think her name was Mo

She sat me in the dining car with folks I didn’t know

Those people talked about themselves

While I briskly ate

Then Mo came by to tell us

We’d be arriving late

 

I went to see Maria

I went there on the train

But what I didn’t know

Was that train would go so slow

Forward progress seemed to take forever and a day

 

I said, “Mo what’s the problem?”

She pointed with her hand

Outside the window was a winter wonderland

 

I went to see Maria

I went there on the train

But what I didn’t know

Was that train would go so slow

Because of all the snow

Forward progress seemed to take forever and a day

 

I stumbled to the sleeping car

And tossed and turned all night

When I got up in the morning the tracks were solid ice

 

I went to see Maria

I went there on the train

But what I didn’t know

Was that train would go so slow

Because of all the snow

The rail switches froze

Forward progress seemed to take forever and a day

 

Then I went to the bathroom

A stench had filled the air

Mo said, “Hey buddy, I wouldn’t go in there?”

 

I went to see Maria

I went there on the train

But what I didn’t know

Was that train would go so slow

Because of all the snow

The rail switches froze

And the toilets overflowed

Forward progress seemed to take forever and a day

 

Up and down the mountains

Those days became a blur

When I got to Maria’s town

I went to visit her

 

I went to see Maria

I went there on the train

But what I didn’t know

Was that train would go so slow

Because of all the snow

The rail switches froze

And the toilets overflowed

By the time I got to Maria’s house she was married and moved away

 

I went to see Maria

Went there on the train

It was too far to drive

And I was too cheap to take a plane

Award Winning Songwriter

 

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