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  1. Midnight Train

From the recording Midnight Train

Lyrics

Midnight Train

I’m standing here
Waiting to be found
With my guns in the air
And my ear to the ground
Though I listen very careful
Do not hear a single sound

Well my tired soul is stirring
Like a wooden spoon.
In the middle of my winter
You’re a glimpse of middle June
Feel my tide creeping in
‘Neath your slowly sinking moon.
Can’t find room to breathe.
 
And I can’t leave
But I can’t stay
And no I can’t speak
Or yes I would say
You won’t try
No you won’t try living ‘til you die.
 
And days like arrows
And love like rain.
Darling measure by measure,
My pleasure for pain.
If you’d be my midnight train
All night… no, no yeah.
 
And daylight narrows all over my days
It’s now or never won’t you sever this chain.
If you’d be my midnight train
All night…

Out underneath the underpass
It’s broken hearts and broken glass
Television simulcast
Visions that I’m running past
Days are moving awful fast
Grass is growing ‘neath my feet.
 
It’s been days, months. years
It appears it’s been a lifetime
Like all this rushing forward’s
Got me living out on rewind
Try to push it behind
Watch it come around again
Never quite understand.

And I can’t leave
But I can’t stay.
And no I can’t speak
Or yes I would say
You won’t try
No you won’t try living ‘til you die.
 
And days like arrows
And love like rain
Darling measure by measure
My pleasure for pain.
If you’d be my midnight train
All night
No no yeah.
 
And daylight narrows
All over my days
It’s now or never
Won’t you sever this chain
If you’d be my midnight train
All night…

No no yeah
No no yeah
No no yeah yeah yeah…
No no yeah
No no yeah
No no yeah

And I sing it like
Time and time again has a come and past
Come and past while you’re standing, Lord
Time and time again has a come and past
Moving fast if you’re standing, Lord
Time and time again has a come and past
Moving fast if you’re standing still.
 
And days like arrows
And love like rain
Darling measure by measure
My pleasure for pain
If you’d be my midnight train
All night…
No no yeah
 
And daylight narrows
All over my days
Lord it’s now or never
Won’t you sever this chain
If you’d be my midnight train
All night
No no yeah yeah

There’s headlights in the distance
I’m trapped beneath the pistons
September glistens
Speaks but never listens yeah
I keep my hopes and wishes
Bound in ribbons and in bows
What’ll come Lord only knows.