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' - 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;
Said, it won't be too long whether I'm right or wrong.

Some goin' east; and-a some goin' 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' - leavin', 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' - leavin'!
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. /fadeout/



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    General Comment:i 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 Comment:Actually 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 Comment:indeed 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 Comment:Achingly 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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