JOHN DENVER lyrics - All Aboard!

Daddy, What's A Train?

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(Phillips) Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride? Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside? Is it bigger than our house? Well, how can I explain when my little boy and girl ask me 'Daddy what's a train?' G When I was just a boy and living by the track, us kids would gather up the coal in big old gunnysacks. Then we heard the warning sound as the train pulled into view, the engineer would smile and wave as she went rolling through. She blew so loud and clear, we had to cover up our ears and we counted cars just as high as we could go. I can almost hear the steam those big old drivers scream, sounds my little kids will never know. Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride? Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside? Is it bigger than our house? Well, how can I explain when my little boy and girl ask me 'Daddy what's a train?' I guess the times have changed, kids are different now. 'Cause some don't even seem to know that milk comes from a cow. My little boy can tell the names of all the baseball stars, I remember how I memorized the names on railroad cars. The Wabash and the TP, Lackawanna, the IC, the Nickel-Plate and the good old Santa Fe, just names out of the past, I guess they're fading fast. Every time I hear my little boy say, Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride? Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside? Is it bigger than our house? Well, how can I explain when my little boy and girl ask me 'Daddy what's a train?' We climbed into the car, drove down into town, right up to the depot house, but no one was around. We searched the yard together for something I could show, but I know there hadn't been a train for a dozen years or so. All the things I did when I was just a kid, how far away those memories appear. I guess it's plain to see they still mean a lot to me because my ambition was to be an engineer. Daddy what's a train? Is it something I can ride? Does it carry lots of grown-up folks and little kids inside? Is it bigger than our house? Well, how can I explain when my little boy and girl ask me 'Daddy what's a train?'

Wish I Was Aaron

I Voted For Kodos "Close Enough For Ska"
Well here we are now, we're playing a show Seems like we've got such a long way to go 'cause we want to be big stars, don't you know 19 seems so old, when I see a little girl that I want to hold she's so young, but that's alright 'cause I still might take her home with me tonight and all the kids are jumping up and down been so long since I've seen a rude boy in this town 'cause he traded in his strips for a Hawaiian shirt he's got his new Doc Martin's to kick the dirt, well I'm not old school (but I still wear my chucks) Probably always will ('cause our band really sucks) Want to make it big (is that so bad?) Want to be Reel Big Fish Wish I was Aaron, I'd take the stage All the little girl's would be amazed And the kids would listen to every word I say Wish I was Aaron (and I wish I was Scott) Well Reel Big Fish you know they've got it made Because they signed with the record company, they're going to get paid Well they mess up all the lyrics and they've got no style I say they're going to get it right but it might take a while So, don't touch that dial (I'm talking behind your back) Well I love the band, they're a great bunch of guys But looking at her brings tears to my eyes Said I'm watching her shake, she's going to give me a heart attack now, baby Wish I was Aaron, I'd take the stage All the little girl's would be amazed And the kids would listen to every word I say Wish I was Aaron (and I wish I was Scott) Promise I'll still sing When we get Reel big Won't forget our fans When we're your favorite band And I'd do anything that you want me to Just give me all you're money, I'll sing for you We'd sell out any day It's the American way (It was like that when I got here) Wish I was Aaron, I'd take the stage All the little girl's would be amazed And the kids would listen to every word I say Wish I was Aaron ( and I wish I was Scott) I wish I was Aaron, he's wishes he was Scott You know we wouldn't drink, and we wouldn't smoke pot We'd just play our hearts out every single night But if it doesn't happen soon, we're going to give up the fight

C'mon Everybody

Eddie Cochran "Original"
[E]Well c'mon everybody and let's get together tonight [E]I got some money in my jeans and I'm really gonna spend it right Been a-[A]doin' my homework [B]all week long now the [A]house is empty the [B]folks are gone [N.C.]Ooo C'mon everybody [E] [A] [B] [A] [E] Well my baby's number one but I'm gonna dance with three or four And the house'll be shakin' from my bare feet slapping the floor When you hear that music you can't sit still If your brother won't rock then your sister will Ooo C'mon everybody Well we'll really have a party but we gotta put a guard outside If the folks come home I'm afraid they gonna have my hide There'll be no more movies for a week or two No more runnin' 'round with the usual crew Who cares C'mon everybody

Ghost Train

Rickie Lee Jones "Flying Cowboys"
Well I decided to take the bus It was about 6:05 Cuz I could hardly walk In fact, I was just barely alive Under the bridges and over the street Now every shadow that I meet They all know my name And they whisper ' What's a matter hon Don't you know you're riding on the ghost train' Jupiter Ray on the bus I remember when Jupiter came to town He was one of the best of us Oh, that stuff can really take you down Hey, Jupiter Ray is on the bus I remember when Jupiter was alive Come to think of it You all have a strange translucence in your eyes What's a matter son? Don't you know you're riding on the ghost train You just buy your ticket And get on board This train don't stop Cuz we like to ride, ride ride ride We just wanna ride, ride ride ride Ding goes the trolley Bang goes the bell Somebody call my second cousin I'm not feeling very well This is where little blondes check-in their furs This is where little blondes check-in their hat Don't worry about where you were at We took care of that Mr Driver is this my stop ? Mr Driver tell me how to get off Any way you can, any way Come back into the light You wanna get to heaven Take the devil by the hand And you slide right into the promised land Cuz this could be the night And this could be the gate Everybody's waitin' for you darlin' So don't be late What's a matter honey ? Didn't you pay your money for the ghost train ? Well I decided to take the bus It was about 6:05 Cuz I could hardly walk In fact, I was just barely alive

Lincoln Town

JOHN HIATT "Crossing Muddy Waters"
What I feel is like an old freight train Five miles long in the pouring rain Rolling out of Detroit loaded up with shiny cars And I'm sitting in a Cadillac smoking on a big cigar What I feel's like an engine room Open MY DOOR GET A WHIFF OF perfume LOOK AT that diesel burning up the atmosphere When you hear me blow honey BABE know I'm NEAR CHORUS: Well I'm going down to Lincoln town Turn your pretty little head around Take the next train outward bound Carry you out of Lincoln town I'M GETTIN' ON my home is with you There ain't no town or city will do I need a rolling partner TO CARRY me down the line and I'm a-comin' into Lincoln town baby right on time Well love is like an automobile or maybe a freight train DEPENDS on how you feel Big wheels rolling BABY TIL that engine WHINES ON rubber or steel honey baby I don't mind CHORUS When you see that old black smoke You know it's time to pack you a POKE Meet me at the station about a quarter to nine You can ride in my Cadillac OR honey you can RACK the blinds CHORUS TWICE Well I'm going down to Lincoln town Turn your pretty little head around Take the next train SOUTHWARD bound Carry you out of Lincoln town

Jumpin' A Train

Paul Ellis "Say Something"
The time, 11:33 on a Saturday, November, 1923 I'm synchronized, it's wise to keep my wits about me My name is Roy, a one-time choir boy Now I'm sixteen, man, and I'm nobody's toy I'm gonna take to the wind and get this town behind me (chorus) I'm jumpin' a train leavin' town Howling whistle sounds And I'm not looking back -- gonna tie my fate to a train track Got a whiskey bottle tied in a corn sack Hold on world, I'm coming, I'm hitching a ride on a north-bound train Am I alive? Won't somebody tell me The Mississippi waves, what's it trying to sell me? Mud in the banks, but no one gets thanks when it's tracked in through the doorway I am home grown, sewn into these britches But I'm not spending my life digging up ditches Like my Daddy did, and his Daddy did, and his Daddy before

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