night train

04:33
writer
l.m. lee

Story

Written 1999 and recorded in Kingston Springs, TN at Studio on Demand.  All instruments and vocals done by lml

Lyrics

You’ll be leavin’ on the night train

You’ll be ridin’ on a ghost

That will take you on a long slow journey

Far from what you want the most

 

There’s no ticket for this night train

No conductor walks the aisle

Only empty seats to place your sorrow

While the night train covers miles

 

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Once you get aboard the night train

And you hear that whistle blow

Drowning out a voice that vaguely lingers

Sayin’ you don’t have to go

 

Out of the station rolls the night train

As your thoughts begin to rush

Pictures cross your mind and clear your memory

As the night train stirs up dust

 

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Silver steel reflects the moonlight

Rails that wonder out ahead

Such a lonely sound just might reach to me

Through the window by my bed

 

And if I ever hear that night train

Way out on some distant track

I’ll be listening to if you’re callin’

In case that night train brings you back

 

No on else is on the night train

 

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