It Had To Be A Train

from by Barton Carroll

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train, train it had to be a train
leavin' me here, feelin' this pain
you know that trains are way outdated babe
you've been furious long enough
you can't be serious! where'm I gonna put your stuff?

train, train you had to take a train
you couldn't rent a car; you couldn't take a plane
like everyone else does these days
you're from Boone, not old Russia
your name is Jen, not Anna Karenina

I fell in love with a real cinephile
you know I always wanted a girl with style
and the shimmering silver screen became our truth
but "C'est Finis" was my worst fear
what a grand exit you've scripted here
and I wish I wasn't falling for this the way I fell for you

train, train it had to be a train
thunder clouds and stormy rain
did you pray to the heavens for the whole cliche?

train, train you had to take a train
belle femme pretentieux, pour vous j'ai tout fait
did you think Goddard was filming your escape?

there's no music, no black and white
no cameraman or flickering light
no audience to ever see
no front row girl to cry for me
in a b-list, plotless station all alone


from Avery County, I'm Bound To You, released October 15, 2013
stand up bass- Matt Weiner, fiddle- Jakob Breitbach, accordion- Nova Devonie, guitar/vocal- Barton

produced by M. Weiner and M. Feveyear



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