This is a biographical song about the Newman family. Newman was born in Los Angeles on November 28, 1943. It is evident from the lyrics that his grandparents were Orthodox Jews who were trying to throw off their Jewishness and live the American Dream. In the song, his mother leaves Los Angeles bound for New Orleans where her family lived, on the Dixie Flyer, which was a train that traveled from the midwest to Florida.
Alexander Baron - London, England