"(Waiting For) The Ghost Train" as written by and Graham/barson Mcpherson....
A straw headed woman, and a barrel chested man
A pocket full of posies with a hat brim full of sand
(Ooh ooh) waiting for the train that never comes

A dog chasing the tumbleweeds, across the sandy floor
That drift along the platform, through the ticket office door
(Ooh ooh) waiting for the train that never comes
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh) waiting for the train that never comes

But don't tell me there's nothing coming, you don't fool me
I hear the ghost train rumbling along the tracks - set them free
And I hear them
It's black and white, don't try to hide [x2]

The station master's writing with a piece of orange chalk
A hundred cancellations, still no one wants to walk
Keep the hungry children from the skeleton in the back
Paid to keep an eye out for the Gypsy caravan
(Ooh ooh) waiting for the train that never comes
(Ooh ooh ooh ooh) waiting for the train that never comes

I hear the ghost train rumbling along the tracks - set them free
And I hear them
It's black and white, don't try to hide [x4]
It's black and white (don't try) [x2]
It's black and white, don't try to hide [x2]
And I hear them
It's black and white, don't try to hide [x2]


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"(Waiting for) the Ghost Train" as written by Christopher John Foreman Cathal Joseph Smyth

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    General CommentThis song also has under currents regarding apartheid in south africa at the same time, 'I hear the ghost train rumbling along the tracks (set them free)
    And I hear them
    It's black and white, don't try to hide it'

    signifying the seperation between black and white
    amazingmrpoleon June 17, 2008   Link
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    General CommentIts about Apartheid in South Africa.
    needle_tooon June 27, 2011   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of the last songs before they split up (only to reform). It reflects them drifinting apart, and finally realising it, "It's black and white, don't try to hide". Also I think "A hundred cancellations, still no one wants to walk" signifys the tension that was present, that they blamed each other. Just my two cents!
    dueyfinsteron July 28, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThis was one of the last songs before they split up (only to reform). It reflects them drifinting apart, and finally realising it, "It's black and white, don't try to hide". Also I think "A hundred cancellations, still no one wants to walk" signifys the tension that was present, that they blamed each other. Just my two cents!
    dueyfinsteron July 28, 2006   Link

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