Lonely Train

Album: Black Stone Cherry (2006)

Songfacts®:

  • This song uses wartime imagery, which is both literal and figurative:

    Big guns lighting up the sky
    Makes me worry


    In a Songfacts interview with Black Stone Cherry frontman Chris Robertson, he said: "We wrote that song after talking to a bunch of our buddies, older and our age, that had been in service in the armed forces for the United States. The things that they went through and coming home was the inspiration behind the song."
  • This was the first single for Black Stone Cherry, a rock band from Kentucky that formed in 2001.
  • The black-and-white video was shot in New Orleans about a year after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city. The band wanted to capture the spirit and determination of the people as they got back on their feet.

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