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Smoking Like A Train
(Written by Ray Harris ©2012 SOCAN)

You think you've got it all worked out -
Think you're on a roll,
You think you're pullin' all the strings -
Think you've got control,
You think you're holdin' all the cards, better think again -
You think you're that you're unstoppable,
Smokin' like a train, smokin' like a train.

I've seen you young, I've seen you old -
I've seen you change your age,
I've seen you smile but all the while -
You shake inside with rage,
I've seen it happen time and time and time and time again -
You're buildin' up a head of steam,
And smokin' like a train, smokin' like a train.

When I turn on my radio -
Sometimes I think of you,
But it made me smile when I spun the dial -
And it played Mean Woman Blues,
That black cat up and died of fright eight times and once again -
When he crossed your path last night,
You were smokin' like a train, smokin' like a train.

It's a filthy nasty habit -
And you really oughta quit,
It's turned your heart as black as coal and I don't mean cigarettes,
If the truth be told and I can be so bold,
Don't waste your time a-prayin' -
'Cause when you reach your final resting place,
You'll be smokin' like a train, smokin' like a train.

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