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Just Another Song About A Train
(Written by Ray Harris ©2009 SOCAN)

Nothing much else happened on the day that I was born,
The sheep was in the meadow and the cow was in the corn -
I heard that lonesome whistle blow, when the sun went down that day,
When the sun came up next morning, that train took me away...
And I don't know why that makes me cry,
It's just another song about a train.

Once upon a time I laid my pennies on the track,
The story goes it brings good luck, when the big wheels make 'em flat -
Waiting for a train to come, I stared up at the sky,
'Til I felt those steel rails humming, like in Hobo's Lullaby...
And I don't know why that makes me cry,
It's just another song about a train.

Some men follow wanderlust, some men obey the rules,
Some men are just born in the wrong time - drifters, dreamers, fools -
Every town and whistlestop, another tail to tell,
The weatherman said things might be unsettled for a spell...
And I don't know why that makes me cry,
It's just another song about a train.

I know someday there'll come a time, when that train won't run no more,
The steel rails will be rusty orange, and they'll lock the station door -
I'll go back from time to time to walk those railroad ties,
And I'll hear that Wabash Cannonball - out of tune and out of time...
And I don't know why that makes me cry,
It's just another song about a train.
And I don't know why that makes me cry,
It's just another song about a train.

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