From the album New Shoes

Lyrics

Train in the Night
By Luke Fraser

As the town sleeps sound in the cool of the night
A lonely streetlight shines on down
Through my window with the breeze in the pale moonlight
A faint whistle in the dark of the train coming ‘round

Silver are the rails curving through the town
When the moon shines off their backs
And the river’s refrain to the whistle sound
It’s a ripple on the water from the train coming ‘round

I can hear the train in the night like an old familiar song
For now everything is right, all my worries and all my wrongs
Like a mother’s touch it doesn’t take much to bring me back home again
I can hear the train in the night

I was talking to a friend just the other day
He said to keep these words in mind
“Keep your face always forth, towards the sun
And all the shadows will fall behind”

Sometimes I don’t know where I stand in life
In the darkness I lose my way
And when all seems lost in the endless night and I can’t trace a line
In a starless sky there’s a song that’s heard
A whistle cry, an amber morn, the breaking light

I can hear the train in the night
I can hear the train in the night
I can hear the train in the night
I can hear the train in the night

I have come so many miles and I will go so many more
At every turn I often ask, “what are we looking for?”
But under this old roof and under starry skies
The rails go ever on and I’ll be forever wondering why