Humblebums Rick Rack cover

Rick Rack
by Humblebums
Lyrics and Meaning


Genre
Contemporary Folk
Ratings

Song Lyrics

Song Meaning
Verse 1
Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.
Verse 2
My father says that I must always work on the land
And I never disagreed when I'd see him lift his hand
Mother thinks that I should be a carpenter to trade
That I could fill my house with the things that I had made.
Verse 3
Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.
Verse 4
I look at the skies, see the birds that can fly, and I feel like cryin'
Like a bird on the tree I just want to free so I'll keep on tryin'.
Verse 5
Rick rack, rickety rack
See the train go along the track
When I grow up I want to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.
Verse 6
My brother says that I must pay attention at the school
Because I've never won a prize, he thinks that I'm a fool
Teacher always asks me why I look so far away
It's just that I find nothing in the words he has to say.
Verse 7
Rick rack, rickety rack
I'm leaving home and I'm never coming back
I'm on my way to be an engine driver
But if I can't be that I'll be a deep sea diver.

Writer(s):Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Copyright: GERRY RAFFERTY
Lyrics Licensed & Provided by LyricFind



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