MAINLINE (Paul OBrien)

 

The main line passed right by our door

Nine an hour, maybe more

And I prayed at night to god, my soul to keep

And the freight trains would rock me to sleep

And the freight trains would rock me to sleep

And I prayed at night to god, my soul to keep

And the freight trains would rock me to sleep

 

When I was twelve we moved away

To a place with grass and fields where we could play

But Id lie in my bed at night and weep

No freight trains to rock me to sleep

No freight trains to rock me to sleep

But Id lie in my bed at night and weep

No freight trains to rock me to sleep

 

Well I grew up and learned how to pretend

Lying in the dark at the days end

Id pretend that the lord my soul would keep

And that the freight trains were rocking me to sleep

And that the freight trains were rocking me to sleep

Id pretend that the lord my soul would keep

And that the freight trains were rocking me to sleep

 

I get older and further away

But I still use that trick, to this day

I pretend that the lord my soul will keep

And that the freight trains are rocking me to sleep

And that the freight trains are rocking me to sleep

I pretend that the lord my soul will keep

And that the freight trains are rocking me to sleep