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Stewie Lyr Add: The Moss Vale Train (3) Lyr Add: THE MOSS VALE TRAIN^^ 04 Apr 00

(Alan Scott)

Well, I'm standing on Campbelltown Station
Waitin' for the Moss Vale train
When a bloke comes out with a microphone
To say it's been cancelled again
Well, he says it's not his problem
That we can't get our ride
The train pulled into Minto
And committed suicide

Well he said he's ordered buses
To take us on our way
And he thinks we should be grateful
That's what I heard him say
So we're lurchin' down the freeway
Watchin' videos
I hope we get to Moss Vale
Before the shops all close

There's a bloke on the seat here beside me
He's going for a job interview
By the time we get to Picton
His chances of employment are through
And my wife waits for me in Bowral
She'll be goin' off her brain
Staring down the railway track
And there won't be any train

So if you're standin' on Campbelltown Station
Waitin' for the two thirty one
And a clown comes out with a microphone
To tell you the train won't run
You tell him: (spoken) it is his problem
It's a problem for all of us
Tell him you want the train back
You don't want his stupid bus

Or you'll be lurchin' down the freeway
Hopin' to get there soon
The money they spent on the freeway
Would build a railway to the moon
Would build a railway to the moon

Words: Alan Scott. Tune: 'Freight train yodel'
Source: Alan Scott and Keith McHenry 'Travelling Through the Storm' Fanged Wombat Productions.

This delightful little ditty from Alan Scott will probably mean more to Australian 'catters. It bemoans the sad fate of the NSW railway system. It will perhaps strike a chord elsewhere where once efficient public rail systems have been allowed to deteriorate or disappear.

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