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  1. Tommy
  2. Steel Ridin' Cowboys
  3. Hammer Lane
  4. Demon Wind
  5. A Song For Mama
  6. Piggyback Ride (Take This Train To Hell)
  7. Reefer Madness
  8. In My Dreams

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PIGGYBACK RIDE  (J.L. Smith)
(Take This Train To Hell)

I's strollin' west on I one-oh out of Tucson 'bout an hour
I glanced over at that ol' freight train and my eyes got red as fire
A mile of piggyback trailers on that train and moving slow
I just sit there mad and wondering where did all them truckers go

The railroads pay few taxes they get most of their money back
Well the DOT won't buy my tires but it pays them for their track
The train folks knew they can't compete so they screamed deregulate
What takes a truck two days to haul well it takes a freight train eight

(chorus)
You see for every trailer on that train there's a truck that's out of work
It's 'cause of these damn railroads many truckers lost their shirt
The railroads think they've beat us I guess only time will tell
Soon truckers will get even and we'll send them trains to hell

A trucker guards his cargo like a mother guards her kid
Those train folks they don't give a damn I don't guess they ever did
The rates they give are crazy and their service is so poor
We're truckers with some dignity not just transportation whores

(repeat chorus)

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