night train

l.m. lee


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


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




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




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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