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Thread #20196   Message #954520
Posted By: GUEST
17-May-03 - 04:33 PM
Thread Name: Train Songs
Subject: Lyr Add: NOT JUST A TRAIN (Kelly/Mann)
Spirit of the West's "Not Just a Train":

NOT JUST A TRAIN
Geoffrey Kelly/John Mann 1989

I can strum a little; I can hold a chord
This ain't the gospel and I ain't the Lord
I'm no holy roller, but for what it's worth
My freedom's a train ride to Heaven on Earth

It's not just a train
It's saying goodbye
Saying hello
To where we have been
Where we might go
What we have passed
What we might see
It's not just a train
It's freedom to me

Kids flatt'nin' pennies, as the iron horse rolls by
Between the trains I see an old man, a face full of smiles
A young woman crying as her lover leaves
Gun on his shoulder and stripes on his sleeve

It's not just a train
It's saying goodbye
Saying hello
To where we have been
Where we might go
Places we've passed
Places we'll see
It's not just a train
It's freedom to me

Through a crack in the the slats, a harvest moon shines
On Harper Lee's pages, I turn to kill time
The car toads are waiting for me at the station
To give a bum's rush to a frost bitten `bo

It's not just a train
It's saying goodbye
Saying hello
To where we have been
And where we might go
People we've passed
People we'll see
It's not just a train
It's freedom to me
Freedom to me
Freedom to me
Freedom...