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Truth is a Midnight Train

Posted By: couchgrouch

Truth is a Midnight Train - 05/11/21 12:59 AM

https://soundcloud.com/wabash-cannibal/truth-is-a-midnight-train


Truth Is a Midnight Train ©2009 Robert George/Barry Crannell

Kickin’ some old soup can down the track
Thinkin’ ‘bout a future that won’t be back
Moonlit rail becomes a dusty mirror
Where the man I was just disappears

Cos truth is a midnight train
Creepin’ through my thoughts
The haunted engineer, is all my wasted years
All my love and loss
Truth is a midnight train


She left me on that platform without a kiss
Rolled off into freedom in the silver mist
Now I’d hop a freight but none will go my way
Cos I’m forever bound for yesterday

Chorus

Bridge

When I watched her train depart
I felt two lights on behind
The green light was my jealous heart
And the red light was my wine


There’s one crawlin’ ‘cross the trestle slow
He can see me - lets his whistle blow
Should I forgive myself and step aside
Or curse my fate and slip into the night


Chorus

All my love and loss
Truth is a midnight train


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Posted By: VNORTH2

Re: Truth is a Midnight Train - 05/17/21 07:57 PM

Exceptional writing CG.

I love these 2 lines

Thinkin’ ‘bout a future that won’t be back.......Cos I’m forever bound for yesterday

IMO they are what songwriting is all about. They'll never find you inside the box

Steve
Posted By: couchgrouch

Re: Truth is a Midnight Train - 05/18/21 11:33 PM

Thanks, Steve.

If you want to climb out of the box, it's often a matter of avoiding certain snares. An obvious one is the disposable love song with a generic title. The next one should be obvious but apparently isn't...awful, pretentious poetry masquerading as a lyric. The road to ruin if you want to write material that lasts.

Steer clear of those (there are others, to be sure), and you'll do well.

I was going to have Mike demo this but I never got around to it. Que Sera.
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