Got tired of living in that one horse town I went to the station to flag that Hummingbird down I didn't even call to say good-bye I couldn't stand to see that little girl cry
Now I'm off to the city, gonna make my name Those lights are calling me to fortune and fame
I had to ride that Hummingbird I had to ride that Hummingbird
I'm gonna make it now just any day I've got this guitar and I came to play Lying here lonely, knowing what I've lost My heart keeps asking: Was it worth the cost?
Now ain't it funny how it always seems Once you're standing there the grass ain't so green
Why did I ride that Hummingbird I had to ride that Hummingbird
Oh, today she called me on the telephone She said: Hey country boy, you've been gone too long And now I'm standing at the station, looking down the line Here comes that Hummingbird, she's right on time (that's right)
I'm gonna ride Just let me ride ... We're gonna ride ... Just let me ride ...