“That Wagon Wheel”

Song

Download: MP3 | OGG
lyrics

you know growing up out here in the west
it seemed like every once in a while i’d come across a house
that would have a wagon wheel holding up its mail box or in its front planter for decoration
when i was a little kid i was always very intrigued by them
i thought wow these are actual relics from last century
where did they come from
where have they been
it just set my mind a wandering

as i sit on the front porch sipping tea
the sunset filters thru a scrub oak tree
i see that wagon wheel in front and it accrues to me

that wagon wheel is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history

did it forge across the rio grand to the texas shore
did it move the western settlers to the land that they adore
did it carry union solders to their final destin

that wagon wheel is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history

and i think of the craftsmen who shaved this wheel down
their callus palms and hands where their dreams ever found
that wagon wheel is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history

there comes a time that we know
there comes a time that we grow
there comes a time that we know
there come a time we must go

and that wagon wheel is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history

did it roll past sutters mill over riches never found
did it move the unsung heros on that railroad underground
did it cross the snow capped mountains
did it travel to the sea

that wagon wheel is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history

and i think of the craftsmen who shaved this wheel down
their callus palms and hands where their dreams ever found

that wagon wheel a is a mystery
that wagon wheel has a history
that wagon wheel it’s a mystery