Forty Years Of Trouble

Forty years I’ve been gone
I served my time it’s been so long
I took a life I know it was wrong
I served my time lord knows I’m going home

   Shackled to a ball and chain
   I worked in the snow I worked in the rain
   I laid the tracks never rode the train
   Forty years of suffering forty years of pain

I had a wife and a little queen
I’ve had a son I’ve never seen
All I have left now it seems
Is a broken heart and broken dreams

Now I’m old, I’ve done my time
Ain’t nothin left but to sit and pine
Nobody here even knows my name
I have no one but myself to blame