Lyrics: Fred Eaglesmith – Freight Train

Ryan T. Briggs covered this song on his CD “Let It Roll”

Well I just came down from Chippewa
I had a station wagon and a hundred dollars
I was thinkin’ about the girl I’d lost a year before
I hadn’t seen her for some time
I thought that I might go on by
When your memory came floodin’ in
And you closed that door

CHORUS

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I’d come whistlin’ down your track
Crashin’ in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn’t have a heart
And you’d need a shovel for the coal
Just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train

Well every time I talk to you
And I hear your jealous lies
I feel like I’ve been left abandoned
On some old railway side
And every time I hear your voice
My water just gets cold
My stoker will not stoke
And my boiler will not boil

CHORUS

Well every time I fell behind
And I could not get ahead
I wish someone would pull the lever
And give me a little sand
And every time I slip behind
Even further back
I wish some switchman would come out of the fog
And change my track

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I’d come whistlin’ down your track
Crashin’ in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn’t have a heart
And you’d need a shovel for the coal
Just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train . . .

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