Genre: Folk/Rock
BPM: 120
Released: February 2021
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Americana Hobos Trains freight train riding the rails

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Catching Out



Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")

Words and Music

Gowen MI USA


Sound Recording


Brent Godfrey ("whenthemusicsover")

Vocals, Acoustic Guitar, Mixing and Mastering

Gowen MI USA


James Fraser ("offthewall")

Bass, Low Whistle

South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom


Alex Zulaika ("alyo")


Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain


Artist's Notes

This is a song about modern day Hobo's. Inspired by the William T. Vollman book "Riding Towards Everywhere".


Catching Out Words & Music 2021 by Brent L. Godfrey

Verse 1:

There?s not many hobos left these days

They make it harder and harder to catch a train

Many cars are containers sealed tight as tuna cans

Some are called suicide cars with no place to sit or stand

Verse 2:

But once you?d hopped a freight it?s hard to stay away

Sights appear and disappear frame by frame

To see Wyoming on the deck of a chemical car.

Transports you back in time to the 19th century


My moniker is Cup O? Joe, I love the smell of coffee

I used to have a woman known as Ivory Twist

She loved booze and heroin more than she loved me

Don?t know if she?s alive or dead in jail or living free

Now the only thing I love is riding on these rails.

Verse 3

It?s like being in a kernel of popping pop corn

You see the world that way you can?t unsee it

It?s a swaying switching mile long conga ride

You?ll plead with God for another chance at it.

Verse 4

There?s violence and addiction on these rails

There?s also beauty, death and endless isolation

Motion and sound. Wind and the rain

Washes away my sins and my pain


Yes the only thing I love is riding on these rails

Collaborating From

Donostia Gipuzkoa Spain
Gowen MI USA
South Shields near Newcastle Tyneside United Kingdom