Ritter, Josh - Harrisburg Lyrics




Romero got married on the fifth of July
In our Lady of Immaculate Dawn
Could have got married in the revival man's tent
But there ain't no reviving what's gone
Slipped like a shadow from the family he made
In a little white house by the woods
Dropped the kids at the mission, with a rose for the virgin
She knew he was gone for good

It's a long way to Heaven, it's closer to Harrisburg
And that's still a long way from the place where we are
And if evil exists, it's a pair of train tracks
And the devil is a railroad car

Could have stayed somewhere but the train tracks kept going
And it seems like they always left soon
And the wolves that he ran with moaned low and painful
Sang sad miseries to the moon

It's a long way to Heaven, it's closer to Harrisburg
And that's still a long way from the place where we are
And if evil exists, it's a pair of train tracks
And the devil is a railroad car

Rose at the altar withered and wilted
Romero sank into a dream
He didn't make Heaven, he didn't make Harrisburg
He died in a hole in between
Some say that man is the root of all evil
Others say God's a drunkard for pain
Me I believe that the Garden of Eden
Was burned to make way for a train





Other Lyrics by Artist

Rand Lyrics

Ritter, Josh Harrisburg Comments
  1. Jeff Does Stuff

    "Others say god's a drunkard, FUCK PAIN"

  2. S H

    Effin awesome. I always liked him but listening to him more lately and wondering why I didn't listen sooner.

  3. Matthias Slavik

    great Song from Singer/Songwriter. Amazing Performance. Greets from Germany

  4. Avi Kempler

    Never before has a song performance so thoroughly destroyed the original version of not one, but two songs for me in the most delightful way possible. But this performance of Harrisburg ruined the original recording of both Harrisburg and Wicked Games for me. AMAZING ⭐⭐⭐

  5. Matthias Slavik

    So a great Singer Songwriter-WOW

  6. Stoneship Radio

    This song reminds me of both my shitty father and step father who both left my family.

  7. Garrett Randolph

    Support independent music! This is my Kickstarter for my debut album! Could use the support.https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/228549494/garrett-randolph-starting-fires-in-the-dark?ref=profile_backed

  8. anita argabrite

    what a great song

  9. theScholarlyWalrus

    The reverend Obadiah, Jebediah, HICKMAN

  10. Musicisallineed Hartz

    Is great :)

  11. AlbertCoRecords

    Love this song. Good Sh!t.

  12. Remi Zagari

    damn must have been so great to be there

  13. rorrt

    This is fucking killer!
    ...They are fucking killer!

    I saw them live for the second time on wednesday (30th, Oct). Josh and 2 members of his band. Before he played with the whole Royal City Band.
    Sounded incredible! If they only do European tours every 3 years its definetly worth the wait.

  14. Brandell Fearn

    I Live in harriburg Pa USA .....thank you for this song And the harrisburgs across the world

  15. foresstguy

    2:40 Trolololo?

  16. lennycohenfan

    The best version - of Josh's great song.

  17. David Quinton

    Why is this brilliant guy not more well known? His albums are amazing, and live he puts most artists to shame.

  18. maartenaalsmeer

    Mr. Ritter, you rock. Please come to Holland in the near future :-)

  19. artichoke.

    5:48 that is all.

  20. goneatlast

    Can I get an, "Amen"?

  21. bigairtrix2

    This is my all time favorite version of this song.

    Алексей Крюков

    My too ))

  22. Lee Van Cleef

    Thank you Pandora

  23. derwolf63

    Hickman's interlude is fantastic!

  24. Barry Potter

    Hickman is the dude.

  25. rudesby

    @FourMilePost That's a fair statement. :)

  26. FourMilePost

    Every Josh Ritter song is my favorite Josh Ritter song to hear live.

  27. rudesby

    Always one of my favorite Josh songs to hear live!