Lyrics

Freight Train

Late night in the city, I just can’t get to sleep
These city lights are pretty but my heart they’d never keep
Somewhere in the distance I hear a freight train moan
But for my commitments I’d jump that freight train home

In this place where there’s no darkness
This place where there’s no peace
No refuge from the starkness of these neon city streets
Each night in the distance I hear that freight train moan
But for my commitments that train would take me home

No shadows from the starlight, no whispers from the trees
The wind has lost it’s voice here and doesn’t speak to me
But I can still remember the things I heard it say
Howling in December, murmuring in May

If I was where I should be, lord knows I’d be there if I could be
I’d be lying in my bed, the blankets on my head
And that long lonesome wail would sound good to me

Someday I’ll go back there, someday I’ll go home
Someday I’ll remember all the things I’ve always known
And I’ll stand under the starlight and I’ll listen to the wind
And deep asleep in the dark of night I’ll hear that train again

Late night in the city, I just can’t get to sleep
These city lights are pretty but my heart they’d never keep
Somewhere in the distance I hear a freight train moan
But for my commitments I’d jump that freight train home