"Nighttime In The Switching Yard" as written by David Eric Lindell, Warren Zevon, Jorge A. Calderon and Robert T. Wachtel....
Nighttime in the switching yard
Get it out on the mainline
Listen to the rhythm of the train go by
Listen to the train whistle whine
Nighttime in the switching yard

See that train...
The midnight train runs both ways

Do it
Doot dat doot dat doot dadoot
Listen to the train whistle whine
Listen to the train
Listen to the track


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"Nighttime in the Switching Yard" as written by Jorge Calderon Warren William Zevon

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    General CommentNot his best song.............
    chrisb1on February 14, 2008   Link
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    General Comment...but a damn good one.
    SnareRushJunkieon March 20, 2008   Link
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    General CommentNot his best song, but a damn good one.
    TheThornBirdson March 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentFirst time I heard this tune, I remember thinking it was stupid. But it was very catchy and grew on me quickly. I've wondered a little bit if the "Switching yard" imagery had some sort of Jekyll and Hyde intimation, or possibly bisexuality with the midnight train going both ways. But I think I'm stretching things a bit, though with Warren very little could be ruled out.
    JustAlon October 28, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI read somewhere -- zero clue where -- that this song was supposedly written about heroin.
    Anyone have any idea whether there's any basis at all in reality for that?
    I'm just not seeing the connection (as it were) -- unless it's punning on "the mainline" and "the tracks"??
    smartalekon June 22, 2012   Link
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    General CommentThis song is awesome. It's basically how I expected pfunk to sound before I actually heard them...
    bkabbotton February 08, 2014   Link

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