I was driving down a lonely road
one dark and stormy night.
I was fighting the wheel and it started to feel
like something just ain’t right.
When up ahead in the distance
I saw an approaching light.
Coming out of the rain was a speeding train
and so begins my plight.

As that speeding train got closer I tried to look away.
I thought if I could just close my eyes,
then it might just go away.
I jerked real hard upon the wheel
and spinning round and round.

I was driving down a lonely road
one dark and stormy night.
A pair of hands from that freight car,
they snatched me up off the ground.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.

I came to in a box car & it was rockin' side to side.
The moon she stole the darkness
and filled the space with light.
I looked around at the faces
that were lurking in the gloom.
They smiled and spoke in whispers
of my impending doom.
They gathered all around me
then they kicked me to the ground.
I started to fight, but hands held me tight
and they shoved and pushed me down.
They started in to singing low then went into a dance.
As their shadows twisted on the wall I fell into a trance.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.

All at once they screamed out loud
and they shut there eyes tight.
It broke the trance, I saw my chance
and I dove into the night.
As I tumbled through the darkness
contemplating what went wrong
I heard their tortured voices
they were singing out this song.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.


Lyrics submitted by bmccullo

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