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CHRIS DE BURGH lyrics - Far Beyond These Castle Walls

Lonesome Cowboy

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There was a lonesome cowboy, who rode his horse all day, At night he slept in the moonlight, till he heard that midnight train... And then that lonesome cowboy, looked up at the stars in the sky, I will leave my land and my horses, on that midnight train I will ride, To the city, far across the plains, To that city, on that midnight train, here it comes, Choo choo choo... on that midnight train And then that lonesome cowboy, stepped into a bar, A pretty girl slid over nice and easy, Boy your money won't go far. She took him outside to an alley, he got dragged into a fight, And a bullet sent him dying, and he cursed that moonless night In that city, far across the plains, In that city, he could hear that midnight train, down the line; Choo choo choo... he could hear that midnight train And now that lonesome cowboy is lain beneath the clay, His horses they're still waiting, for he is gone away; Now if you think the grass is greener on the far side of the hill All you cowboys, take it easy, there's no grass there at all. In that city, far across the plains, In that city, you'd better miss that midnight train, here it comes Choo choo choo... you'd better miss that midnight train Choo choo choo... that train is coming for you.

Subway

BEE GEES "Children Of The World"
ooh, take me to the subway It ain't far away, but the night is mine, like it fine, gonna stay See you in the morning, gotta rush, et a bus, make a fuss Gimme some loving in the morning Ooh, she makes me feel so good, instant reaction and ready for love [Geez!] I got no work, no sweat, no strain I got to make it to the midnight train so take me to the subway Ooh, city life is bittersweet I don't care, take me there on the sstreet, freedom in the city Gotta ride, goin' down underground, watch me slide, loving in the city OOh, she makes me so complete, heavy in love and light on my feet I got no work, no sweat, no strain I got to make it to the midnight train So take me to the subway ooh take me to the subway.

Big City

THE POGUES "Waiting For Herb"
(Darryl Hunt) In the big city Where the lights are low Cold dirty ground Where the rivers don't flow Nothing's gonna change so throw it all away In the big city Where the kids will come cheap And monsters prowl and never sleep Don't cross the road if you haven't got the time of day Well I lost my girl waiting for the train from Ride I know she's out there somewhere Selling all we got but I don't mind In the big city You can walk a thin line Your mother won't know that you do a bit of crime Your father's on the dole and he really hasn't got the time In the big city Where it's hard to see the sky And the black earth trembles when the trains go by And the bums on the corner tell you gently To fuck off and die Well I lost my girl and I missed my train to Ride And I'm stuck here selling papers And spitting on the ground when you walk by In the big city You can dance all night Only if you're clean and the lads are not uptight Or you may as well forget it and wait until the broad daylight In the big city Where the suits don't look you in the eye Learn how to laugh you'll be planning when to die And don't expect any favours from the cars passing by I lost my girl waiting for the train from Ride Well I don't mind matching colours or parking people's cars ANd telling little lies if that's alright In the big city

Train To Birmingham

JOHN HIATT "Dirty Jeans And Mudslide Hymns"
I've been riding on this train Drinking whiskey for the pain Another good ol' boy going home And every town I see Seems to take a part of me That's the price that you pay when you roam [Chorus:] Well I cry when I have to And I lie when I can But I die a little slower On the train to Birmingham I got holes in both my shoes And a guitar full of blues And a one way ticket for a remedy It's the same ol' lonesome song I've been singing all night long Hey, porter, are we out of Tennessee? [Chorus] Well every year I ride this train To Alabama in the rain When I get that lonesome feelin' in my bones I never get to Birmingham But gettin' there ain't the plan I just like the feel of going home [Chorus]

Midnight Strikes Too Soon

Paul Ellis "Carnival of Voices"
Cathy's hailing a cab like she's hailing a storm unto the streets of New York City ONce we're inside, it's a carnival ride that brings a white knuckle kind of dizzy She takes me up on her rooftop, framed by a backdrop of watertanks and chimneys she's wrapped round a cigarette, lecturing etiquette, while I look in the windows beneath me We took in Saturday and it was medicine and when nighttime came the skyline just swallowed the moon Cathy lays the blame on Thomas Alva Edison and 60 million lightbulbs telling New York that it's noon Ah, midnight strikes too soon Midnight strikes too soon She says, in New York City, They throw their wishes into wells 'cause you can't see a star, unless one hit you when it fell -- And if even you caught one, I say, Who could you tell in this whole damn town who'd believe you? She smiled like a cat would to a pigeon on the roof She says, I look into windows for universal truths and we drank in the moment like whiskey hundred proof But if Orion fell, she said, I'd tell you The view from her roof could make your head just spin it was like holding up the world in a tablespoon and we drank it down,m every light in town like the sweetest, kindest medicine I made my wish on a satellite dish but still midnight strikes too soon Midnight strikes too soon Cathy never seems to slow down she's a hurricane working a skyscraper town she laughs at me, says I'm suburban bound but the truth is I live on a highway I come to this city for the solace of her roof Every window tells a story in cold hard truth as the world spins beneath me, I ask it for proof That I'm living my life in my own way or will time just have its own say Midnight strikes too soon Midnight strikes too soon Midnight strikes too soon Midnight strikes too soon

Choo Choo Ch

JOHN DENVER "All Aboard!"
This song appears on three albums, and was first released on the Poems, Prayers and Promises album, is also available on The Country Roads Collection album and has also been rerecorded on All Aboard! album. Riding on the City of New Orleans Illinios Central, Monday morning rail 15 cars and 15 restless riders 3 conductors and 25 sacks of mail All along a southbound odyssey The train pulls out of Kankakee Rolls along past houses, farms and fields Passing trains that have no name Freight yards full of old black men The graveyards of the rusted automobiles Singing good morning America, how are you? Saying, don't you know me I¡¯m your native son? I¡¯m the train they call the City of New Orleans I'll be gone 500 miles when the day is done Dealing cards with the old men in the club car Penny a point, ain¡¯t no one keeping score Pass the paper bag that holds the bottle Feel the wheels a rumbling ¡¯neath the floor And the sons of Pullman porters And the sons of engineers Ride their fathers¡¯ magic carpet made of steel And mothers with their babes asleep Rockin¡¯ to the gentle beat And the rhythm of the rails is all they feel Singing good morning America, how are you? Saying don¡¯t you know me, I'm your native son? I¡¯m the train they call the City of New Orleans I¡¯ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done Nighttime on the City of New Orleans Changing cars in Memphis, Tennessee Halfway home and we¡¯ll be there by morning Through the Mississippi darkness rolling down to the sea But all the towns and people seem To fade into a bad dream And the steel rails still ain¡¯t heard the news The conductor sings his song again The passengers will please refrain This train has got the disappearing railroad blues Singing good morning America, how are you? Saying don¡¯t you know me, I'm your native son? I¡¯m the train they call the City of New Orleans I¡¯ll be gone 500 miles when the day is done Words and Music by Steve Goodman

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