"The Train from Kansas City" as written by and Jeff/greenwich Barry....
Baby, baby, please believe me
I would never never do anything to hurt you
Baby, baby, please believe me
I would never never do anything to you to make you blue
But yesterday I got this letter
From the boy I loved before I ever knew you
Before I even knew you

And the train from Kansas city is coming into town.
The train from Kansas city is a-coming
And there's nothing I can do can make it turn around.

Baby, baby, please believe me
Nothing in this world would tear us apart
We'll never, never part
So wait right here and I will hurry
I'll be back in the time it takes to break a heart
I gotta break his heart

'Cause the train from Kansas city is coming into town
The train from Kansas city is a-coming
And there's nothing I can do can make it turn around

No, I never answered his letter
I just couldn't tell him that way
No, I never answered his letter
I just didn't know what to say
Now I'm going down to the station
I'll be there at ten after two
I'll show him the ring on my finger
I don't what else I can do

The train from Kansas city is coming into town
The train from Kansas city is a-coming
And there's nothing I can do can make it turn around

Here comes the train


Lyrics submitted by delial

"The Train from Kansas City" as written by Ellie Greenwich Jeff Barry

Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC

Lyrics powered by LyricFind

The Train from Kansas City song meanings
Add your thoughts

3 Comments

sort form View by:
  • 0
    General CommentTHIS SONG IS INCREDIBLE!!!

    How on Earth has no one commented on it? The song is self-explanitory, but it's still a great song.
    velmaxcorganon September 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentpretty sure it's about a girl who is married to a man she loves and a guy who used to love her is coming to see her without knowing she is married now. she is telling her husband not to worry because she loves him and she is going to tell this guy and break his heart.

    i think many girls could understand the ex popping back in your life and it hurts to tell them that you are no longer available for them. i know i can relate.
    imdizzyagainon May 13, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think y'all are reading the meaning a little too literally. Yes, she is telling her husband or fiance that she is going to meet an old flame at the train station, however, she is going because she WANTS to see him. She could easily write a letter or even not go, but she wants to see him because she still, deep down, probably never stopped loving him and perhaps, wants to see if she still feels that way when she sees him in person. I mean, why write a song about a casual meeting with an old flame at a train station to inform him you are married? This makes the song more daring, honest, and downright interesting! :)
    hoguesteron January 05, 2015   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain