LONESOME RAIL - a railroad song/lyric

Darlin' - now I'm miles away from where I long to be

Now there's too much distance keeping you from me

I lie awake most every night to the locomotive's wail

And my heart heads back down the waiting track

To ride that lonesome rail

 

I see your face before me whenever I'm alone

I hear your voice implore me: "Don't leave me on my own"

It hurts too much to realise I was the one to fail

And I'll be right back down the waiting track

To ride that lonesome rail

 

Every time I think on you and all the things you are

I wish this lonely bed of mine was a rocking railroad car

They could pack me up and post me - I'd be your express male

And roll right back down the waiting track

To ride that lonesome rail

 

I see your face before me whenever I'm alone

I hear your voice implore me: "Don't leave me on my own"

It hurts too much to realise I was the one to fail

And I'll be right back down the waiting track

To ride that lonesome rail.

(My thanks to Pete Dymond of Diamond Studios, Bristol, who is heard on this version)

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◄ DECEIT, DISSEMBLING AND DELAY

LET SLEEPING DOGS LIE ►

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M.C. Newberry

Thu 22nd Sep 2016 16:04

Very kind, JC. In this instance, the tune and the lyric are
my own, though I have worked with composers elsewhere.
I have always had a fondness for railroad songs - they
seem to embody the restless and often sad and unfulfilled aspects of life which find a response in yours truly.
Your parodies are another skill and have no equal on WOL.
Keep them coming to keep us smiling.

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John Coopey

Thu 22nd Sep 2016 08:38

Nice work, MC. The melody underscores those internal rhymes which are so difficult to do while not straying off the message. Do you come up with your own melodies too or have a co-writer? I find writing melodies the hardest bit which is why I cop out and do so many parodies where I take a melody "off the peg". You really are very talented at these country songs.

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