Thursday, December 31, 2009

Long Black Train - Josh Turner

Happy New Years Eve!
I'm planning on several writing posts very soon, but we are about to have a big party at our house so we've been doing lots of prep. :-) So...I'm taking the easy route and doing another song.

"Long Black Train" is an awesome song. It is unusual because it focuses on victory over temptation. I think it was wonderful that this was a hit song for so long in the country world. We should have more songs like this filling up radio time then what is playing. This was Josh Turner's first hit song, and what really made his break.



There's a long black train,
Comin' down the line,
Feedin' off the souls that are lost and cryin',
Rails of sin, only evil remains
Watch out brother for that Long Black Train

Look to the heavens
You can look to the skies
You can find redemption
Staring back into your eyes
There is protection and there's
Peace the same, burnin' your ticket for that
Long Black Train

'Cause there's vict'ry in the Lord I say,
Vict'ry in the lord,
Cling to the Father and His holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that Long Black Train

There's an engineer on that Long Black Train,
Makin' you wonder if the ride is worth the pain,
He's just a waiting on your heart to say
Let me ride on that Long Black Train,

But you know there's vict'ry in the Lord I say,
Vict'ry in the Lord,
Cling to the Father and His holy name,
And dont go ridin' on that Long Black Train

Well, I can hear the whistle from a mile away,
It sounds so good
But I must stay away
That train is a beauty, makin' everybody stare
But its only destination is the middle of nowhere,

But you know theres vict'ry in the Lord I say,
Vict'ry in the Lord,
Cling to the Father and His holy name,
And don't go ridin' on that Long Black Train

I said cling to the Father and His holy name
And dont go ridin' on that long black train
Yeah, watch out brother for that long black train
The Devil's a drivin' that long black train.

By Josh Turner


Thanks for reading! Have a wonderful New Years.
Miss Pickwickian

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