Gone Dead Train

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My engine pumpin' steam
And I was grindin' at you hard and fast
I was burnin' down the rails to heat the way
Haulin' ass and ridin' up the track

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

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

Once was at a time when I could mama shave 'em dry
And 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

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

Yes, it's a gone dead train
Got to help it to burn
You know it's a gone dead train
You got to teach it to learn

There ain't no easy way
When your daily run a downhill pull
And there ain't no easy day
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

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

Yes, it's a gone dead train
Got to help it to burn
You know it's a gone dead train
You got to teach it to learn

You know it's a gone dead train
Got to help it to burn
You know it's a gone dead train
You got to help it to learn

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

Gone Dead Train (unreleased cover)
Written byJack Nitzsche & Russ Titelman
Performed byFlip City

First known performance:
November 30, 1975, London, England
     (1 known performances)


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Recordings by other artists

 Artist  Year  Release  Links
Randy Newman  1970 Performance (soundtrack) AllmusicWikipedia
Crazy Horse  1971 Crazy Horse AllmusicWikipedia
 Nazareth  1977 Expect No Mercy AllmusicWikipedia
 George Thorogood & the Destroyers  1993 Haircut AllmusicWikipedia
 Izzy Stradlin  2002 On Down the Road AllmusicWikipedia

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