freight train lyrics – kasey chambers

(fred eaglesmith)

well i just came down from chippewa
i had a station wagon and a hundred dollars
i was thinkin’ about the girl i’d lost a year before
i hadn’t seen her for some time
i thought that i might go on by
when your memory came floodin’ in
and you closed that door

chorus:

wish i was a freight train baby
wish i was a diesel locomotive
i’d come whistlin’ down your track
crashin’ in your door
wish i was a freight train baby
wish i didn’t have a heart
and you’d need a shovel for the coal
just to get me started
wish i was a freight train baby
wish i was a freight train

well every time i talk to you
and i hear your jealous lies
i feel like i’ve been left abandoned
on some old railway side
and every time i hear your voice
my water just gets cold
my stoker will not stoke
and my boiler will not boil

chorus

well every time i fell behind
and i could not get ahead
i wish someone would pull the lever
and give me a little sand
and every time i slip behind
even further back
i wish some switchman would come out of the fog
and change my track

wish i was a freight train baby
wish i was a diesel locomotive
i’d come whistlin’ down your track
crashin’ in your door
wish i was a freight train baby
wish i didn’t have a heart
and you’d need a shovel for the coal
just to get me started
wish i was a freight train baby
wish i was a freight train . . .

/ kasey chambers lyrics