Night Train

Album: TIME OUT (2021)
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  • VERSE 1
    The sun was a half dollar coin in the November sky
    The porter, he helped me to drag my old suitcase inside
    My friends shook their heads and said it was faster to fly
    But every compatriot climbing on after had all made the same choice as mine

    CHORUS
    I'm on the night train, see this land for a change
    Gardens in the backyards, a far mountain range
    I'm taking my time, I'll stay on this line to the end of the track
    and watch the sun rise, maybe two or three times before I come back

    VERSE 2
    From breadlines to cafes, the buildings have worn over time
    For every American dreamer, a mountain to climb
    Orchards and fields and the harvest from April to frost
    Men forging steel into bridges their children would cross

    VERSE 3
    The rusty old combines and factories rose from the past
    And history fell in the shadows that each of them cast
    From Memphis to Denver I thought of my grandmother's hands
    Pressing that fifty-cent piece in my palm saying "Take this as far as you can"

    CHORUS
    I'm on the night train, see this land for a change
    Gardens in the backyards, a far mountain range
    I'm taking my time, I'll stay on this line to the end of the track
    And watch the sun rise, maybe two or three times before I come back

    BRIDGE
    My helpless uncertainty, let it slide off of me
    Hope in the city streets shiny and hungry
    One with each other, the daughters the mothers
    The good and the evil are just regular people
    Deep down I know I'm still fanning the flames just by
    Trying to find the right person to blame
    Cause it's easier putting a face to your fear than a name

    VERSE 4
    The half dollar coin in the sky shines with Kennedy's call
    A cold war continues but now it's inside of us all
    Silence surrounds us, we're waiting for morning to come
    The train is still rolling, the bridge is still holding, and there is still work to be done

    CHORUS
    I'm on the night train, the skyline in sight
    We're passing the salvage yard, into the morning light
    I'm taking my time, this country of mine, we'll get it on track
    We'll watch the sun rise maybe two or three times as we come back
    We'll watch the sun rise maybe two or three times as we come back Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

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