Wishin's Just for Fools
©2012 Daniel Weber / Highway142Music (ASCAP)

Late evening, West Virginia
The taste of creosote's hangin' in the air
On a railroad bridge, where we once kissed
We threw our wishes down there

1930's, wheat pennies
Well they're probably in the Chesapeake by now
Down with some old, sunken schooner
That got lost, thinkin' they were found

Chorus
And we trimmed the sails; we rode the rails
And we danced on each other's shoes
But I don't throw pennies no more
‘Cause Wishin it's Just for Fools

The cool, clear water, we used to swim in
We scaled the trestle, then jumped off the side
‘Till we heard a coal train screamin'
Then we knew it was do or die

But it's been so long now, since I felt that way
Lookin' deep down in your eyes
‘Cause you could always see the bottom
That I can't ever seem to find

Chorus
And we trimmed the sails; we rode the rails
And we danced on each other's shoes
But I don't throw pennies no more
‘Cause Wishin it's Just for Fools

Bridge
But wishin' won't make it so
When you're lookin' for the truth
And truth is, I don't wish no more
‘Cause I only think of you

So I'd been savin' my pennies, and walkin' those tracks
When that lonesome whistle blew
Now I'm makin' just one last wish tonight
Just like every other fool

Chorus
And we trimmed the sails; we rode the rails
And we danced on each other's shoes
But I don't throw pennies no more
‘Cause Wishin it's Just for Fools

Coda:
Yeah I don't throw pennies no more
‘Cause Wishin's Just for Fools