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Gone Dead Train Lyrics

"Gone Dead Train" was written by Nitzsche, Jack / Titelman, Russ.
"Gone Dead Train" was written by Nitzsche, Jack / Titelman, Russ.

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It's a gone dead train
Yes, it's a gone dead train

My engine was pumpin' steam
And I was grindin' at you
Hard and fast

Burnin' down the rails
Tryin' to heat the way
Haulin' ass and ridin' up the track

And I laughed at the conductor
Who was tellin' me my coal
It would never last

But then the fire in my boiler
Up and quit before I came
Ain't no empty cellar
Like a gone dead train

Once was at a time when I could
Mama shave 'em dry
Raise a fever, ice-down chill

Waitin' at the station
With a heavy loaded sack
Savin' up and holdin' just to spill

Shootin' my supply through my demon's eye
Instead of holdin' my time
I hope I will

But then the fire in my boiler
Up and quit before I came
There ain't no empty cellar
Needs a gone dead train

(Yes, it's a gone dead train)
I'm gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn, it's a
(You know, it's a gone dead train)

(Yes, it's a gone dead train)
I'm gonna teach it to learn now, now, now
(You know, it's a gone dead train)
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn

There ain't no easy day
When your daily run's a downhill pull
And there ain't no easy way
Wishin' for some jelly roll

There ain't no switch been made
To make your juicy lemon find
A spring to run a dry well full

But then the fire in my boiler
Up and quit before I came
Ain't no empty cellar
Needs a gone dead train

(Yes, it's a gone dead train)
I'm gonna teach it to learn now, babe)
(You know, it's a gone dead train)
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn, burn

(Yes, it's a gone dead train)
It's a gone dead train, you gotta learn
(You know, it's a gone dead train)
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn

Songwriters
NITZSCHE, JACK / TITELMAN, RUSS

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Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., Universal Music Publishing Group

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