"Ghost In The Music" as written by Nanci Griffith and David Eric Taylor....
Down at the station the tracks are cold
The wheels of thunder, they roll no more
And the heart of America cries for the souls
Who won't be rollin' home
The dragon weeps with empty eyes,
The whistle sighs no more in the night

It rests in the lines, like a ghost in the music,
The soul of America's pride
Toil of our fathers with foreign hands,
They laid the tracks and they opened the plains
They fought the mountains and they merged our seas
They set America free

Tell me
Where is the blaze of the hobo's caldron?
The refuge for these poor and these fallen?
It rests in the lines, like a ghost in the music,
The soul of America's pride

Foreign father
American son, father see what your son has done
He's torn up the mountains
And reshaped the plains
The dreams he dreams aren't the same
To the fallen ones who may still be askin,
"Who'd take time to stir these ashes,
Who'll hear the lines of a ghost in the music
And kindle America's pride?"

Tell me
Where is the blaze of the hobo's caldron?
The refuge for these poor and these fallen?
It rests in the lines, like a ghost in the music,
The soul of America's pride.


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"Ghost in the Music" as written by Nanci Griffith David Eric Taylor

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    General CommentThis song is about two different generations--the earlier one that laid the foundations for America (railroad tracks, communication, commerce, etc.) and the later one that lives in different times and doesn't appreciate the sacrifices of those that came before. She seems to be blaming the younger generation, but things do change and what was once important is not so anymore.
    cruel shoeson July 02, 2005   Link

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