Lyrics — favorite train song

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WELL SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
THIS MORNIN’ AT HALF-PAST NINE
SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
AND I SWEAR I AIN’T LYIN’
THEY MADE CLEAN OFF WITH SIXTEEN G’S
AND LEFT TWO MEN LYING COLD
SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
AND THEY MADE OFF WITH THE GOLD

NOW CHARLIE JONES WAS THE ENGINEER
HE HAD TWENTY YEARS ON THE LINE
HE KISSED HIS WIFE AT THE STATION GATE
THIS MORNING AT SIX THIRTY-FIVE
NOW EVERYTHING WENT FINE ‘TIL HALF PAST-NINE
THEN CHARLIE LOOKED UP AND HE SAW
THERE WAS MEN ON HORSES MEN WITH GUNS
AND NO SIGN OF THE LAW

AND SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
THIS MORNIN’ AT HALF-PAST NINE
SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
AND I SWEAR I ain’t LYIN’
THEY MADE CLEAN OFF WITH SIXTEEN G’S
AND LEFT TWO MEN LYING COLD
SOMEBODY ROBBED THE GLENDALE TRAIN
AND THEY MADE OFF WITH THE GOLD

AMOS WHITE WAS THE BAGGAGE MAN
AND HE DEARLY LOVED HIS JOB
THE COMPANY THEY REWARDED HIM
WITH A GOLDEN WATCH AND FOB
WELL AMOS HE WAS A’MARKIN’ TIME
WHEN THE DOOR BLEW OFF HIS CAR
THEY FOUND AMOS WHITE IN FIFTEEN PIECES
FIFTEEN MILES APART

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Lyrics — favorite for 4th of July

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She’s waiting for me
When I get home from work
Oh but things just ain’t the same
She turns out the lights
And she cries in the dark
Won’t answer when I call her name
On the stairs I smoke a cigarette alone
Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below

Hey baby
It’s the fourth of July
Hey baby
It’s the fourth of July

She gives me her cheek
Oh but I want her lips
And I don’t have the strength to go
On the lost side of town
In a dark apartment
We gave up trying so long ago

And on the stairs I smoke a cigarette alone
The Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below
And hey baby
It’s the fourth of July
Hey baby
It’s the fourth of July

Whatever happened
I apologize
So dry your tears
And baby walk outside
It’s the fourth of July

On the stairs I smoke a cigarette alone
Mexican kids are shooting fireworks below
Hey baby
It’s the fourth of July
Hey baby
It’s the fourth of July
We forgot all about the fourth of July
Hey baby

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Lyrics — the Classics Apeman

Sure seems appropriate for these days…

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I think I’m sophisticated ’cause I’m living my life
Like a good homo sapiens
But all around me everybody’s multiplying and
They’re walking round like flies man
So I’m no better than the animals sitting
In the cages in the zoo man
‘Cause compared to the flowers and the birds and the trees
I am an apeman
 
I think I’m so educated and I’m so civilized
‘Cause I’m a strict vegetarian
But with the over-population and inflation and starvation
And the crazy politicians
I don’t feel safe in this world no more
I don’t want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an apeman
 
I’m an apeman
I’m an ape, apeman
Oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man
I’m a voodoo man
Oh I’m an apeman
‘Cause compared to the sun that sits in the sky
Compared to the clouds as they roll by
Compared to the bugs and the spiders and flies
I am an apeman
 
In man’s evolution he’s created the city
And the motor traffic rumble
But give me half a chance and I’d be taking off my clothes
And living in the jungle
‘Cause the only time that I feel at ease
Is swinging up and down in the coconut trees
Oh what a life of luxury
To be like an apeman
 
I’m an apeman
I’m an ape, apeman
Oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man
I’m a voodoo man
Oh I’m an apeman
I look out the window but I can’t see the sky
The air pollution is a-fogging up my eyes
I want to get out of this city alive
And make like an apeman
 
Oh come on and love me
Be my apeman girl
And we’ll be so happy
In my apeman world
 
I’m an apeman
I’m an ape, apeman
Oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man
I’m a voodoo man
Oh I’m an apeman
I’ll be your Tarzan
You’ll be my Jane
I’ll keep you warm and you’ll keep me sane
We’ll sit in the trees and eat bananas all day
Just like an apeman
 
I’m an apeman
I’m an ape, apeman
Oh I’m an apeman
I’m a King Kong man
I’m a voodoo man
Oh I’m an apeman
I don’t feel safe in this world no more
I don’t want to die in a nuclear war
I want to sail away to a distant shore
And make like an apeman
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Lyrics — Classic Storytelling — Copperhead Road

Steve Earle’s best

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Well my name’s John Lee Pettimore
Same as my daddy and his daddy before
You hardly ever saw Grandaddy down here
He only come to town about twice a year

He’d buy a hundred pounds of yeast and some copper line
Everybody knew that he made moonshine
Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad
He headed up the holler with everything he had
‘Fore my time but I’ve been told
He never come back from Copperhead Road

Now Daddy ran the whiskey in a big black Dodge
Bought it at an auction at the Mason’s Lodge
Johnson County Sheriff painted on the side
Just shot a coat of primer then he looked inside

Well him and my uncle tore that engine down
I still remember that rumblin’ sound
When the sheriff came around in the middle of the night
Heard mama cryin’, knew something wasn’t right
He was headed down to Knoxville with the weekly load
You could smell the whiskey burnin’ down Copperhead Road

I volunteered for the Army on my birthday
They draft the white trash first ’round here anyway
I done two tours of duty in Vietnam
I came home with a brand new plan
I take the seed from Columbia and Mexico
I just plant it up the holler down Copperhead Road
And now the DEA’s got a chopper in the air
I wake up screaming like I’m back over there
I learned a thing or two from Charlie don’t you know
You better stay away from Copperhead Road

Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road
Copperhead Road

Lyrics – Classics

This one didn’t show up in the smart playlist search for LIES. It’s Lyin’ Eyes

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City girls just seem to find out early
How to open doors with just a smile
A rich old man and she won’t have to worry
She’ll dress up all in lace and go in style
Late at night a big old house gets lonely
I guess every form of refuge has its price
And it breaks her heart to think her love is only
Given to a man with hands as cold as ice
So she tells him she must go out for the evening
To comfort an old friend who’s feelin’ down
But he knows where she’s goin’ as she’s leavin’
She is headed for the cheatin’ side of town

You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes

On the other side of town a boy is waiting
With fiery eyes and dreams no one could steal
She drives on through the night anticipating
‘Cause he makes her feel the way she used to feel
She rushes to his arms
They fall together
She whispers that it’s only for awhile
She swears that soon she’ll be comin’ back forever
She pulls away and leaves him with a smile

You can’t hide your lyin’ eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes

She gets up and pours herself a strong one
And stares out at the stars up in the sky
Another night it’s gonna be a long one
She draws the shade and hangs her head to cry
She wonders how it ever got this crazy
She thinks about a boy she knew in school
Did she get tired or did she just get lazy?
She’s so far gone she feels just like a fool
My oh my you sure know how to arrange things
You set it up so well so carefully
Ain’t it funny how your new life didn’t change things
You’re still the same old girl you used to be

You can’t hide your lyin eyes
And your smile is a thin disguise
I thought by now you’d realize
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
There ain’t no way to hide your lyin’ eyes
Honey you can’t hide your lyin’ eyes

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Classic Lyrics — checking out edition — My Ride’s Here

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I was staying at the Marriott
With Jesus and John Wayne
I was waiting for a chariot
They were waiting for a train
And the sky was full of carrion
I’ll take the mazuma
Said Jesus to Marion
That’s the 3:10 to Yuma
My ride’s here
My ride’s here
My ride’s here
My ride’s here

The Houston sky was changeless
We galloped through bluebonnets
I was wrestling with an angel
You were working on a sonnet
You said I believe the seraphim
Will gather up my pinto
And carry us away, Jim
Across the San Jacinto
My ride’s here
My ride’s here
My ride’s here
My ride’s here

Shelley and Keats were out in the street
And even Lord Byron was leaving for Greece
While back in the Hilton
Last but not least
Milton was holding his sides
Saying you bravos had better be ready to fight
Or we’ll never get out of East Texas tonight
But the trail is long and the river is wide
And my ride’s here

I was staying at the Westin
I was playin’ to a draw
When in walked Charlton Heston
With the Tablets of the Law
He said, It’s still the Greatest Story
I said man I’d like to stay
But I’m bound for glory
I’m on my way
My ride’s here…

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Lyrics, the Classics — Get Together

Yes, everybody get together right now…

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Love is but a song we sing
And fear’s the way we die
You can make the mountains ring
Or make the angels cry
Though the bird is on the wing
And you may not know why
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
Some may come and some may go
We shall surely pass
When the one that left us here
Returns for us at last
We are but a moment’s sunlight
Fading in the grass
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
If you hear the song I sing
You will understand
Listen
You hold the key to love and fear
All in your trembling hand
Just one key unlocks them both
It’s there at your command
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
 
I said
C’mon people now
Smile on your brother
Everybody get together
Try to love one another right now
Right now
Right now
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