• Artist: Laddie Ray Melvin
  • Title: Railroad Town
  • Genre: Folk
  • Mood: Down/Dark/Melancholic
  • Speed: Medium Slow (63-78)
  • Instruments: Acoustic Guitar (Guitar, Banjo, Mandolin), All Other
  • Track type: Lyric - Full Length
  • Date added: 12/10/2009
  • Lyric themes: Mourning, Family, Sentimental
  • Lyrics: I WATCH THE MOON COME UP AND LIGHT THIS RAILROAD TOWN LISTEN TO FREIGHT TRAINS LEAVING THE YARDS THERE’S NOT A MORE LONESOME SOUND THAN THE WORLD SPINNING UNDER MOON-LIT CLOUDS OR AN OLD HYMN SUNG AFTER DARK DADDY’S SITTIN ON THE PORCH I SEE THE CIGARETTE GLOW GRANDMA’S GOT BILLY GRAHAM PREACHIN ON HER OLD RADIO MAMA’S IN THE KITCHEN SHE’S GOT DIAPERS TO FOLD AND I’M THEIR KID TURNING NINE-YEARS-OLD WHEN MY GRANDPA’S HEART GAVE OUT THEY LAID HIM IN THE GROUND SAID HE CAUGHT A TRAIN TO A TOWN CALLED HEAVEN THEY SAY THAT HE IS HAPPY NOW WHERE THE SUN IS UP AND NEVER DOES GO DOWN AND NO ONE’S AFRAID OF THE DARK I THINK WHEN I GROW UP I’LL BUY MY GRANDPA’S OLD BEAT UP TRUCK AND DRIVE EVERY ROAD IN THIS WIDE LAND DON’T WANT TO HOP NO RAILROAD TRAIN BOUND FOR HEAVEN OR THE OTHER PLACE I LIKE IT FINE RIGHT WHERE I AM
  • Keywords: simple, acoustic, Organic
  • Ending type: End Sustain

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