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Stewie Lyr Add: The Leaving Train (2) Lyr Add: THE LEAVING TRAIN^^ 04 Apr 00

(R. & L. Williams)

Mama's comin' home today
She ain't comin' home to stay
There's no work in our town
Everything's near about shut down
The company's come and gone
All the new folks moved on
Empty stores on empty streets
Empty bed where mama sleeps

Some day soon I'm a-gonna ride
On the leavin' train by mama's side
There's a broken link in the family chain
And it's all because of the leavin' train

When Friday comes I'll go
Back down to the train depot
She's a-runnin' way behind
And Sunday halts my mind
It's been a week since the train stopped here
One week since she held me near
Too soon that leavin' train
Will carry her off again

Repeat chorus

Livin' without mama hurts
But I don't know which is worse
Her being gone away
Or having just one day
To feel her lovin' touch
When it's what I want so much
One day I will go
'Cos mama told me so

Repeat chorus (x2)

Writers: Robin and Linda Williams Copyright Flying Fish Records Inc 1984
Source: Robin and Linda Williams 'Close as we can get/ Nine 'til midnight' Flying Fish CD FF 70359

This song from one of Robin and Linda Williams' early Flying Fish album, 'Close as we can get', may also be found on a CD of a live concert recording: Robin and Linda Williams and Their Fine Group 'Live in Holland' Strictly Country SCR-31 which I believe has also been reissued on the Philo label.

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