I get a sad kind of feeling when I see a passenger train
in this fast movin' world we live in nobody rides them much these days
maybe I'm just sentimental cause I know that things have to change
but I still like to go for a train ride cause I've got a thing about trains
train : train : train
you're out of place these days
but you've had your days of glory
train : train : train

train they say you're too slow for travelin' but I'm gonna miss you some day
when my little boy says "daddy what was it like to ride a train?"
I'll say it was a good way to travel when things didn't move quite so fast
and I'm sorry that you can't ride one 'cause trains are a thing of the past
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you're fading from the scene
but I'm gonna mourn your passing
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so if you're tired of people and buildings and weary of worry and strain
then you ought to go on a train ride and look out the window at things
go for a ride down to Memphis : the night train is still right on time
but I read in the papers this mornin' next week they're gonna take it off the line
train : train : train
blow your whistle proudly and loud
as you roll to your place in history
train : train : train

I've got a thing about trains

                                                     jack clement