Nazareth — Gone Dead Train lyrics

Its a gone dead train
Yes, its 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
Aint no empty cellar
Like 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 demons eye
Instead of holdin my time, I hope I will

But then the fire in my boiler
Up and quit before I came
There aint no empty cellar
Needs a gone dead train

Yes its a gone dead train
I'm gonna teach it to learn now, now
Its a gone dead train
Yes its a gone dead train
I'm gonna teach it to learn now, now
Its a gone dead train
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it to learn

There aint no easy day
When your daily runs a downhill pull
And there aint no easy way
Wishin for some jelly roll
There aint 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
Aint no empty cellar
Needs a gone dead train

Yes its a gone dead train
I'm gonna teach it to learn
You know its a gone dead train
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn
Its a gone dead train
Its a gone dead train, you gotta learn
Its a gone dead train
Gonna teach it, gonna teach it, gonna teach it to burn.

Words and music by jack nitzsche & russ titelman
(copyright 1971 warner--tamerlane pub. Corp.)
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