"Stop That Train" as written by and Lee Perry....
Stop that train, I'm leavin' today!
Stop that train, I'm leavin' anyway!
Stop that train, I'm leavin'
And I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

All my good life I've been a lonely man
Teachin' my people who don't understand
And even though I tried my best
I still can't find no happiness

So I got to say
Stop that train, I'm leavin' oh, baby now!
Stop that train, I'm leavin', I don't care what you say!
Stop that train, I'm leavin'
And I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

Some goin' east, and-a some goin' to west
Some stand aside to try their best
Some livin' big, but the most is livin' small
They just can't even find no food at all

I mean, stop it
Stop that train, I'm leavin', believe me, mm-hmm
Stop that train, I'm leavin', I don't mind!
Stop that train, I'm leavin'
And I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
I said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong

Stop that train, I'm leavin', believe me
Stop that train, I'm leavin', can't take it!
Stop that train, I'm leavin', got to be better!
It won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong
I said it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong


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"Stop That Train" as written by Peter Tosh

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    General Commenti love the way this song is sung. especially the line "all my life ive been a lonely man." its so emancipating....this is one of the better songs
    CrimsonanCloveron March 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentActually the song is called "Stop The Train" and so are the lyrics except for the last line. It was written and sung by Peter Tosh.
    stretchon April 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentindeed this was written and sang by Peter Tosh, Bob and Bunny sang backing vocals on this track
    Steppingrazoron December 09, 2008   Link
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    General CommentAchingly sad song (about someone contemplating suicide), beautifully written & sung by Peter Tosh. The best version can be found on the Live at Capitol Studios boot from 1973 (also know as Live at the Record Plant).

    The Wailers weren't all sunshine/good vibes at this time, as witnessed by songs like Concrete Jungle, Bob's grim opener on the Catch a Fire album.
    MyClockIsOrangeon December 14, 2011   Link

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