From the recording BOXES, BARRELS & RUST


SLOW MOVING TRAIN / © 2020 Mark Hamby
from the Boxes, Barrels & Rust CD

They had some news today
She didn't take it well
The dream that leaves you cold,
The truth you never tell
They walked out hand-in-hand
To feel the winter rain

And hear that slow-moving train
Passin' by on the edge of town 'round midnight
Rolling steel over steel
And that long lonesome whistle calling souls in flight

They sang the birthday song
They're all the best of friends
And if this is just a joke
They'll have a laugh again
Once they’d headed home
To tend their slice of pain

They heard that slow-moving train....

The little swings stand still in the park
The sliver moon slides over its arc
Branch and bourbon sit in the dark with him

And a page of simple lines
Before the break of day
A tune will come in time
And give it all away
But the work is work no more
Just a pile of broken chains

And that slow-moving train