People get ready, there's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord

So people get ready, for the train to Jordan
Picking up passengers coast to coast
Faith is the key, open the doors and board 'em
There's hope for all, among those loved the most

There ain't no room for the hopeless sinner
Whom would hurt all mankind, just to save his own, believe me now
Have pity on those whose chances grow thinner
For there is no hiding place, against the kingdom's throne

So people get ready there's a train a comin'
You don't need no baggage, you just get on board
All you need is faith, to hear the diesels hummin'
Don't need no ticket, you just thank the Lord


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"People Get Ready" as written by Curtis Mayfield

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    Song MeaningWe sang this in church recently and there was one lyric nobody could understand. It goes:

    "There ain’t no room for the greedy sinner
    Hurt everybody just to save their soul"

    The obvious question is of course how would a "greedy sinner" expect to save their own soul by hurting everybody else?

    The rest of the song is pretty straightforward, about having faith being "saved," etc., with the train being netaphoriclaly headed for heaven.

    Any ideas?
    picturesofthesunon November 02, 2012   Link

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