Now I've been happy lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh I've been smiling lately, dreaming about the world as one
And I believe it could be, some day it's going to come

Cos out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Now I've been smiling lately, thinking about the good things to come
And I believe it could be, something good has begun

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on now peace train
Yes, peace train holy roller
Everyone jump on the peace train oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on now peace train

Get your bags together, go bring your good friends too
Cos it's getting nearer, it soon will be with you

Now come and join the living, it's not so far from you
And it's getting nearer, soon it will all be true

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on now peace train, peace train

Now I've been crying lately, thinking about the world as it is
Why must we go on hating, why can't we live in bliss

Cos out on the edge of darkness, there rides a peace train
Oh peace train take this country, come take me home again

Oh peace train sounding louder
Glide on the peace train oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on now the peace train
Yes peace train holy roller
Everyone jump on the peace train oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on, come on, come on
Yes come on peace train
Yes it's the peace train
Oh ah ee ah oh ah
Come on now peace train
Oh peace train


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Peace Train song meanings
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    General CommentI used to have the "In my Tribe" cassette. I guess it was around '88. This song was on it. A few years later I heard that the band refused to release the version that included this song. It was something about how Cat Stevens was so far on the Muslim extremist bandwagon; threatening Salman Rushdie's life and all. Does anyone else know anything about this? I wonder if I had a collector's item. Hmmm....
    Peace
    Rogue1on July 06, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know but the song is on my verson of the tape too.
    bloodybitchon June 15, 2003   Link
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    General CommentAfter learning of the Cat Stevens threats this song was pulled from subsequent releases. Therefore Peace Train was on some but not all releases of In My Tribe. Too bad because it is such a wonderful song. The music video, which can be found at MTV.com, has the band playing while on a raft on a river. The song is about everyone coming together in a peaceful effort.
    magoosh008on November 05, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAbout the obvious...World Peace

    My litte sister and I want to record ourselves doing a duet of this song, we love it!
    MusicISLife22on March 29, 2011   Link

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