Post World War II Blues

Album: Past, Present & Future (1973)
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  • Loaded like a freight train
    Flyin' like an aeroplane
    Feelin' like a space brain
    One more time tonight

    Well I'm a west coast struttin'
    One bad mother
    Got a rattlesnake suitcase
    Under my arm
    Said I'm a mean machine
    Been drinkin' gasoline
    And honey you can make my motor hum
    Well I got one chance left
    In a nine live cat
    I got a dog eat dog sly smile
    I got a Molotov cocktail with a match to go
    I smoke my cigarette with style
    An I can tell you honey
    You can make my money tonight

    Wake up late honey put on your clothes
    Take your credit card to the liquor store
    That's one for you and two for me by tonight
    I'll be loaded like a freight train
    Flyin' like an aeroplane
    Feelin' like a space brain
    One more time tonight

    I'm on the night train
    Bottoms up
    I'm on the night train
    Fill my cup
    I'm on the night train
    Ready to crash and burn
    I never learn
    I'm on the night train
    I love that stuff
    I'm on the night train
    I can never get enough
    I'm on the night train
    Never to return - no

    Loaded like a freight train
    Flyin' like an aeroplane
    Speedin' like a space brain
    One more time tonight

    I'm on the night train
    And I'm lookin' for some
    I'm on the night train
    So's I can leave this slum
    I'm on the night train
    And I'm ready to crash an' burn
    Nightrain
    Bottoms up
    I'm on the night train
    Fill my cup
    I'm on the night train

    Whoa yeah
    I'm on the night train
    Love that stuff
    I'm on the night train
    An I can never get enough
    Ridin' the night train
    I guess I
    I guess, I guess, I guess I never learn

    On the night train
    Float me home
    Ooh I'm on the night train
    Ridin' the night train
    Never to return
    night train

Comments: 5

  • Joni from New York, Ny"Anyway, I'm gonna dedicate this song real quick. And I'm not gonna say anything offensive so that we can make it on TV. This is the song that is not dedicated to drinking or drug addiction or any of that kind of stuff. This song is basically about a walk in the park. This is something called 'Nightrain'."

    Slash (Ritz '88)
  • Chris from New Albany, InThe reason the people of the website spelled it "Night Train" is because it's either a mistake, or they are referring to the cheap booze, "Night Train." Guns N' Roses changed the song name to "Nightrain" instead of "Night Train" to avoid lawsuit from the company of the drink.
  • Echo from Normalville, MaI LOVE GNR AND NIRVANA AND PEARL JAM!!!!

    (it's very weird)
  • Danny from Des Moines, IaI don't know, but it deserves two slots, damn it!
  • Spencer from Mcbride, Canadawhy is there a night train and a nightrain?
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