The Train

 

Written by:  Jake Holmes

Written by:  Bob Gaudio

Arranged by:  Joseph Scott

From the Album:  Watertown  (1969)

Label:  Reprise Records

Recorded:  August 25, 1969

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And now the sun has broken through, it looks like it will stay

Just can't have you comin' home on such a rainy day

The train is leaving Ellensville, unless my watch is fast

The kids are comin' home from school, must be quarter past

So many changes since you've been away, and there's so many things to say

This time around you'll want to stay, 'cuz I've had so many nights to find the way

Even bought that summer cottage yesterday, pretty soon I'll be close to you

And it will be so good, we'll talk about the part of you I never understood,

And I will take good care of you, and never let you cry

We will look so much in love to people passing by

So many changes since you've been away, and there's so many things to say

I wrote so many times and more, but the letters still are lying in my drawer

'Cuz the morning mail had left some time before

All the passengers for Allentown wait closer to the track

It's hard for me to realize you're really coming back

The crossing gate is coming down I think I see the train

The sun has gone and now my face is wet with heavy rain

The passengers for Allentown are gone, the train is slowly moving on

But I can't see you any place, and I know for sure I'd recognize your face

And I know for sure I'd recognize your face.