Bruce Mills Music

Diner by the railroad tracks
Lyrics
Diner by the railroad tracks
© 2007 Bruce Mills (ASCAP) & © 2014 Bruce Mills (revised) (SOCAN)

There's a diner by the railroad track run by John and Jimmy Black
Fine looking lady sitting there down near the back
She's waiting for the train to come - Chicago bound at 12:01
Jimmy pours her coffee slow and lights her cigarette

There's a lady in the diner, kind of distant and refined
She's out of place in this run-down dirty old town
But she wants to board that evening train when the lonely whistle blows
She's asking Jimmy when it comes and where it goes

Chorus
Oh, I can tell you - oh - I can tell you
She ain't happy here
Her eyes say that she's hurting - (and) those tears that she got lost
That diamond on her finger just enough to pay the cost
For a ticket on
That evening train
That shiny, silver evening train
To take her, to take her home

She's a Cadillac on the wrong side of town
She's a movie star in a second-hand gown
That fancy suitcase by her side is old and worn
She's been all around the world like that
But once she got here she couldn't go back
You just ask, you just ask John and Jimmy Black

Chorus

Once you get here - they tell the lady - John and Jimmy Black
Ain't no Chicago train come anymore at 12:01
The only silver on the railroad tracks you ever gonna see
Is the moon shining down through them old hickory trees

Chorus

There's a lady in the diner - she's kind of distant and refined
She's out of place in this run-down dirty old town
She'll never board no evening train - when the lonely whistle blows

She's asking Jimmy when it comes and where it goes
She's asking Jimmy when it comes and where it goes
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Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
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Metadata
Song Length: 3:43
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Very Fast (171 And Up)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Language: English
Era: 1960 - 1969