"Long Black Train" as written by and Richard Willis Hawley....
When the nightingale sings in the deep of the night
And the robin he sleeps on the wing
Hear the toll of the bell ringing out all is well
And the city's golden lights shining on
Ride the long black train
Ride the long black train
It takes us all the black train
Take me home black train

Ride the long black train
Ride the long black train
It takes us all the black train
Take me home black train

And the shadows we pass turns my soul into glass
And the streets that I walk are all tamed
Hear the toll of the bell ringing out all is well
And the city's golden lights shining on
Ride the long black train
Ride the long black train
It takes us all the black train
Take me home black train

And the briar and the rose in the churchyard they grow
'Neath the clock tower tall all entwined
And the raven he flies round the oak as she sighs
And the candles they call out my name
To ride the long black train
Ride the long black train
It takes us all the black train
Take me home black train


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"Long Black Train" as written by Richard Willis Hawley

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    General CommentSimply a beautiful song about death/about someone who realises that it's their time to die. Sad, but in a way uplifting at the same time.
    Jakespon March 17, 2005   Link
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    My OpinionI think this song was a perfect fit for being in V for Vendetta. This song describes V fittingly.
    JGPS24on February 12, 2012   Link

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