Carved in Song

Always a Train in My Dreams / Raised By the Railroad Line

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Greg Trafidlo
Steve Gillette & Charles John Quarto / Paul Craft

Story

Melding of Greg's favorite train songs by mentors Steve Gillette and Paul Craft (...and Greg was raised by a railway line!)

Lyrics

ALWAYS A TRAIN IN MY DREAMS
      Steve Gillette & John Quarto

The trains ran past our house in the summertime
But it was the whistles that carried me away
That’s a feeling that is clear within this heart of mine
And it gets a little stronger every day

All through high school, time and time again
I’d stare out the window and wait for a sign
Seems like it was always written down, on the railroad line

There was always a train in my dreams
Always a railroad, runnin’ right under me
There was never a night when I wasn’t free
There was always a train in my dreams

The years have peeled back like an old onion skin
Gets sweeter and sweeter as the rain rolls in
I know how it sounds and now I know what it means
There was always a train in my dreams
AND...

RAISED BY THE RAILROAD LINE
     Paul Craft, Ensign Music, BMI

The clickety sound of the southbound freight
And the high-speed hum of the passenger train
Becomes a part of the soul and a part of the mind
Of the boy that’s raised by the railroad line

The sound of the whistle at the cross in the road
And the tanks and the trucks and the tractors on the flat car load
Becomes a part of the soul and the heart and the mind
Of the boy that’s raised by the railroad line

Bridge:

And the big round penny that you lay on the rail and the wheels mash flat
And a glimpse of the faces of the ladies and the men and the engineer’s hat
And the brakeman waves from the red caboose
He’s part of the past that never quite turns loose
A part of the soul and the heart and the mind
Of the boy raised by the railroad line
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