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Spanish Train and Other Stories, Chris De Burgh
Spanish Train And Other Stories
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1975

 
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1
Spanish Train Lyrics
There's a Spanish train that runs between
Guadalquivir and old Saville,
And at dead of night the whistle blows,
and people hear she's running still...

And then they hush their children back to sleep,
Lock the doors, upstairs they creep,
For it is said that the souls of the dead
Fill that train ten thousand deep!!

Well a railwayman lay dying with his people by his side,
His family were crying, knelt in prayer before he died,
But above his bed just a-waiting for the dead,
Was the Devil with a twinkle in his eye,
"Well God's not around and look what I've found,
this one's mine!!"

Just then the Lord himself appeared in a blinding flash of light,
And shouted at the Devil, "Get thee hence to endless night!!"
But the Devil just grinned and said "I may have sinned,
But there's no need to push me around,
I got him first so you can do your worst,
He's going underground!!"

"But I think I'll give you one more chance"
said the Devil with a smile,
"So throw away that stupid lance,
It's really not your style",
"Joker is the name, Poker is the game,
we'll play right here on this bed,
And then we'll bet for the biggest stakes yet,
the souls of the dead!!"

And I said "Look out, Lord, He's going to win,
The sun is down and the night is riding in,
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line,
Oh Lord, He's going to win!.."

Well the railwayman he cut the cards
And he dealt them each a hand of five,
And for the Lord he was praying hard
Or that train he'd have to drive...
Well the Devil he had three aces and a king,
And the Lord, he was running for a straight,
He had the queen and the knave and nine and ten of spades,
All he needed was the eight...

And then the Lord he called for one more card,
But he drew the diamond eight,
And the Devil said to the son of God,
"I believe you've got it straight,
So deal me one for the time has come
To see who'll be the king of this place,
But as he spoke, from beneath his cloak,
He slipped another ace...

Ten thousand souls was the opening bid,
And it soon went up to fifty-nine,
But the Lord didn't see what the Devil did,
And he said "that suits me fine",
"I'll raise you high to a hundred and five,
And forever put an end to your sins",
But the Devil let out a mighty shout, "My hand wins!!"

And I said "Lord, oh Lord, you let him win,
The sun is down and the night is riding in,
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line,
Oh Lord, don't let him win..."

Well that Spanish train still runs between,
Guadalquivir and old Saville,
And at dead of night the whistle blows,
And people fear she's running still...
And far away in some recess
The Lord and the Devil are now playing chess,
The Devil still cheats and wins more souls,
And as for the Lord, well, he's just doing his best...

And I said "Lord, oh Lord, you've got to win,
The sun is down and the night is riding in,
That train is still on time, oh my soul is on the line,
Oh Lord, you've got to win..."
05:02 320 11,55 0.10
2
Lonely Sky Lyrics
The cold north wind they call "La Bise"
Is swirling round about my knees,
Trees are crying leaves into the river;

I'm huddled in this french caf?
I never thought I'd see the day,
But winter's here and summer's really over,
Even the birds have packed up and gone,
They're flying south with their song,
And my love, she too has gone, she had to fly, Take care, it's such a lonely sky,
They'll trap your wings my love and hold your flight,
They'll build a cage and steal your only sky,
Fly away, fly to me, fly when the wind is high,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky...

The old cathedral lights are low
She and I we'd often go there
To admire and sometimes kneel in prayer;

Lords and ladies lie in stone,
Hand in hand from long ago,
And though their hands are cold they'll love forever,
Even the choir rehearses those songs
For Christmas is not long,
And alone, I sing my song, she had to fly, Out there it's such a lonely sky,
They'll trap your wings my love and hold your flight,
They'll build a cage and steal your only sky,
Fly away, fly to me, fly when the wind is high,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky,
Fly away, fly to me, and if you need my love,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky...
I'll come in with the dawn,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky,
On the wings of the morn,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky,
Above the world we'll be flying,
I'm sailing beside you in your lonely sky...

And though their hands are cold they'll love forever
03:54 320 8,95 0.10
3
This Song For You Lyrics
Hello darling, this is the army,
I've just got the time to write,
Today we attack, there's no turning back,
The boys they're all ready for the fight.

Yes, I'm well but this place is like hell,
They call it Passchendaele,
In nineteen seventeen the war must be ending,
The General said this attack will not fail;

So I'm writing down this simple little melody
When you play it my love, think for me...
We'll be together in this song for you,
And it goes La la la ... sing it darling ... La la la...

They got old Bill and the Sergeant is still out there
Wounded in some shellhole,
They say this war will end all wars,
Oh God I really hope it will,

Oh how's old England, are they still singing
Those songs that we loved to sing,
When all this is over, we'll go sailing in Dover,
Catching fish like we used to with a string,

Oh I miss you, I miss you, I miss you,
If they get me my love you will know...
We'll always be together in this song for you...

And it goes La la la ... I have to go now...
Take care of yourself my love
04:13 320 9,65 0.10
4
Patricia The Stripper Lyrics
can i feel the way i do,
can i love while i'm not with you,
love's all that i want with you,
i want it returned, my love for you,
this is my last chance to free myself,
my last chance to reveal my health,
not here in mind, can't hear myself,
i'd rather have you than pain and wealth,
i can't remember when i felt calm,
i healed the old wounds, here new ones are,
i run to you but i can fly far,
so i still admire you from afar,
that's not enough for me no more,
i've never felt this way before,
never felt this strange before,
this is too strong to ignore,
i see myself, is this really me,
this failed me that i can't let be,
what is my problem that i cannot see,
or should it be i should not be,
it really rubs off on your sanity,
when reflections stare back straight through me,
am i what is what is really me,
this broken me that i can't let be?

suddenly,
i feel a light on the inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who relied on me,
a thank you to those who tried for me,
when i couldn't try for myself,
a light from above inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who trusted me,
a thank you to those who put love in me,
when i had no love for myself,

is one-way love a love that's real,
is this normal love that i feel,
or could it be me making a meal,
of these emotions that i feel,
every rejection i took from you,
another part of my heart was bruised,
it seemed that i was destined to lose,
i tried to hide my love, my truth,
it doesn't work no matter how you try,
true love always shines out bright,
no matter where you try to hide,
your love's exposed by that light,
this haunted part of me won't go away,
this haunted heart of me is here to stay,
my love for you won't go astray,
my love for you's my only way,
so many broken hearts, it's a mass of scar tissue,
but i know in my broken heart the one for me is you,
we might be together in another world, it's true,
scant solace, i still feel used,
when i see my reflection in the sea,
i see a failed version of me,
what can i do just to releive,
this diseased me that i can't let be?

suddenly,
i feel a light on the inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who relied on me,
a thank you to those who tried for me,
when i couldn't try for myself,
a light from above inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who trusted me,
a thank you to those who put love in me,
when i had no love for myself,

i look upon the wreckage of me,
and if i hadn't seen what i've seen,
i wonder what would have been,
if everything is as what it seems,
it amazes me when i think of the size,
of the universe, and the things it hides,
could future discoveries give rise,
to a reason for humanities lies,
i cover my scars with all-new wounds,
pleased to know i'll be gone soon,
pleased that my feelings i feel are true,
my unrequited love for you,
i look back on the troubled life of mine,
i see the reasons for my haunted eyes,
and i think back to beyond the time,
i submitted to the lies,
i look upon the sorry sight of me,
and all the bad things i have been,
was my destiny the way it seems,
no sense mourning what ought to be,
i see you staring straight through me,
i see the way my mind's diseased,
i look down and see this failed me,
this awful me that i can't let be,

suddenly,
i feel a light on the inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who relied on me,
a thank you to those who tried for me,
when i couldn't try for myself,
a light from above inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who trusted me,
a thank you to those who put love in me,
when i had no love for myself,

what makes living my life so hard,
even close things seem so far,
what thoughts stem from a broken heart,
paranoid everything falls apart,
i'm scared for my thoughts and for my sanity,
i saw my hope as it turned and it ran from me,
it left me so depressed and panicky,
i wish this world would set me free,
i remember the hate of my last attempt,
the love i feel for you's immense,
however more it grew intense,
my shackles refused even to relent,
you're wonderful, pretty and softly spoken,
i love you so though you're not local,
my love for you i can't tell vocal,
i gave you my heart, you left it all broken,
i feel myself all bruised and battered,
feel my cut blood hit the floor and splatter,
i foolishly thought you thought i mattered,
you hate my heart, you left it shattered,
i look back at me and what i've been,
i wonder if this is destiny,
to become this hated broken me,
this twisted me that i can't let be,

suddenly,
i feel a light on the inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who relied on me,
a thank you to those who tried for me,
when i couldn't try for myself,
a light from above inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who trusted me,
a thank you to those who put love in me,
when i had no love for myself,

suddenly,
i feel a light on the inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who relied on me,
a thank you to those who tried for me,
when i couldn't try for myself,
a light from above inside of me,
a guilty thanks to those who trusted me,
a thank you to those who put love in me,
when i had no love for myself!
03:35 320 8,17 0.10
5
A Spaceman Came Travelling Lyrics
A spaceman came travelling on his ship from afar,
'Twas light years of time since his mission did start,
And over a village he halted his craft,
And it hung in the sky like a star, just like a star...

He followed a light and came down to a shed,
Where a mother and child were lying there on a bed,
A bright light of silver shone round his head,
And he had the face of an angle, and they were afraid...

Then the stranger spoke, he said "Do not fear,
I come from a planet a long way from here,
And I bring a message for mankind to hear,"
And suddenly the sweetest music filled the air...

And it went La La...
Peace and goodwill to all men, and love for the child...

This lovely music went trembling through the ground,
And many were wakened on hearing that sound,
And travellers on the road, the village they found,
By the light of that ship in the sky, which shone all round...

And just before dawn at the paling of the sky,
The stranger returned and said "Now I must fly,
When two thousand years of your time has gone by,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry..."

And it went La La ... This song will begin once again
To a baby's cry...
And it goes La La... Peace and goodwill to all men, and
Love for the child...
Oh the whole world is waiting, waiting to hear the song again,
There are thousands standing on the edge of the world,
And a star is moving somewhere, the time is nearly here,
This song will begin once again, to a baby's cry...
05:10 320 11,82 0.10
6
I'm Going Home Lyrics 03:37 320 8,24 0.10
7
The Painter Lyrics
I'd like you to meet my last queen,
Over there large as life
She's been hanging there for almost a week,
My poor late wife;

What do think of the colour of her skin,
It has the bloom of a rose,
You see she begged me to bring a certain painter in,
And for that picture in her bedroom she would pose;

Well after a while he was driving me mad,
As you could well understand,
Sitting in there, day after day,
With my wife in the palm of his hand...
It was -

"Madam please do this and Madam please do that",
You've never heard such display,
But he didn't mind he was taking his time,
It was me that had to pay,
"Oh Madam I think we should take a walk in the woods,
You understand it's the light",
And did I mind, no, I was so kind when they,
Came back in the middle of the night,
And I swear I'll take care of the painter, oh the painter...

Well as you can see it was hard for me,
But something has to be done,
She only has eyes for him and his lies, and as for me,
Not a glance, not a single one;
My orders were severe and she disappeared,
It really was such a shame,
And when they told me she was dead I broke down and said,
"It's that painter, it's him, he's to blame."

With his "Madam please do this and Madam please do that",
You've never heard such display,
But he didn't mind he was taking his time,
It was me that had to pay,
"Oh Madam I think we should take a walk in the woods,
You understand it's the light",
And did I mind, no, I was so kind when they
Came back in the middle of the night,
And I hope it's the rope for the painter,
When he's found, it's hellbound for the painter,
I'll get that painter...
04:21 320 9,99 0.10
8
Old Friend Lyrics
i can only play so much guitar video games go just so far
i grab a book and read until my eyes are closed and im asleep and i dream of someone to pick my heart up off the floor and i wake up alone once again feelin and emptiness from within i know its tough to find a girl whose brighter than my television the only one i want well she shines like a star and i used to leave my room to find a girl with a brain but every single girl i meet is either stupid or insane i know that shes out there, but i dont know her name you, you're like a book in ancient greek how am i s'posed to read your signs are so mixed up that i dont even know when your sleep i need a translator when you tell me good night and i've liked you for so long i fear i'll never belong to the exclusive group of anyone you ever called your boyfriend i bet none of them ever wrote you a song last night you wont believe the dream i dreamt so incredible it had to be, but i dont remember ever waking up and i know i never fell asleep and i used to leave my room to find a girl with a brain but every single girl i meet is either stupid or insane i know that she's out there and i think i know her name and i think she knows mine......
03:44 320 8,53 0.10
9
The Tower Lyrics
A great lord came walking through the forest
One morning with a weapon in his hand;
Rich was his castle, he lacked for nothing,
But killing was his plan;
When a white bird flew by she fell from the sky,
Nothing was found, only blood on the ground, she was gone;

Cursing his fortune,
He turned to the forest to kill once again,
And standing before him was a lovely young woman
With her hand hung in pain,
When he saw her his eyes were filled with desire,
He said "I must have her, she must be mine,
She will be mine..."

He offered her silver, he offered her gold,
But she threw it on the ground,
He fell to his knees and he begged her,
"Oh please come with me,
What you wish will be found;"
She said, "Sire, I'll go if you put up your bow,
And spare these creatures, leave them in peace,
You have no need..."

But her words were lost in the wind
His eyes were fixed on a queen
And all he saw was a woman
And all she was, was a dream...
Oh oh...And all he saw was a woman, and all she was,
Was a dream...

He took her and bound her with ropes tied around her
To his castle he did ride;
In the wood was a bower where stood an an old tower
And he threw her deep inside;
Then the birds left the sky and a terrible cry,
Brought thunder and lightning, and rain falling down,
Tears on the ground...

All through the days on her face he would gaze,
For she was lovely as the spring;
No words would she speak but "Leave them in peace",
And some sad lament she would sing,
Oh one day by the door, at the window he saw
A single white feather lying on the floor.
She was there no more...

Now that great lord is dying,
His cold heart is crying for the love of the girl;
For many an hour he has wept on the tower
For she meant more than the world;
And once in the sky, a white bird flew by,
He lifted his hands, he cried out in pain
"Come back again..."

But his words were lost in the wind,
His castle was built upon sand,
And all he has is a memory,
And all he yearns is her hand...
Ah ah ... all he has is the memory,
And all he yearns is her hand
05:30 320 12,58 0.10
10
Just Another Poor Boy Lyrics
He was but a traveller on the lonely road of life,
She, her name was Mary, a lady of the night,
She found him lying in that road, on a winter's night so cold,
Just another poor boy, treat him right;

She saw that he was hungry and gave him food to eat,
She knew that he was weary and he had no place to sleep,
She took him home to her own bed, she lay down his wounded head,
And washed away the world from his hands and his feet,

He was just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
When he cried out in his sleep she held him tight,
Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And she gave him love and comfort through the night,
Till the morning's light...

At night she sat beside him, by the fire he would talk,
He said all men were brothers and that love could conquer all,
Many gathered round to hear, many for his life did fear,
In troubled times like these men seldom talked.

Oh they came for him one morning at the breaking of the day,
She woke to hear him calling as they carried him away,
Accusing him of spreading lies and hate,

His public meetings were a danger to the state,
Some soldier said "Who was he anyway?"

Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And the tears were falling from her face like rain,
Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And they hung him on a hillside far away,
And on the ground she lay ... poor boy ... oh my Lord...
Oh my Lord ... oh my Lord...

Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And the tears were falling from her face like rain,
Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And they hung him on a hillside far away, just another poor boy,
Just another poor boy, just another poor boy,
And she never dreamed she'd see his face again..
04:46 320 10,94 0.10