Billy Bob Thornton, The Boxmasters That Mountain cover

That Mountain
by & The Boxmasters
Lyrics and Meaning


Released
August 29, 2008
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That Mountain Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
There's a big black train
I've been hearing all my life
Every night, at sundown
I hear its lonesome cry
Verse 2
When I look through the screen door
I see a rocking chair
My mama's sitting in it
Thinking 'bout that world out there
Verse 3
She wants to go over that mountain
To see what's on the other side
She said, "I want to go over that mountain
Before the day that I die"
Verse 4
Well she's never set foot
Out of this poor valley holler
Though she talks about her dreams
Of some other way to fly
Verse 5
Eighty seven years of living
And never had much of anything
Is it asking too much to see
A damned old diesel train?
Verse 6
She wants to go over that mountain
To see what's on the other side
She said, "I want to go over that mountain
Before the day that I die"
Verse 7
Twenty years ago, today
My daddy left this holler
He said, "I'll be coming back
Tomorrow night"
Verse 8
I remember the sound
Of his boot heels in the gravel
Well, he ain't been back since
And he never said goodbye
Verse 9
She wants to go over that mountain
To see what's on the other side
She said, "I want to go over that mountain
Before the day that I die
Before the day that I die"

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