Bruce Mills Music

Diner by the railroad tracks
Lyrics
Diner by the railroad tracks
© 2007 Bruce Mills (ASCAP)

There's a diner by the railroad tracks - run by John and Jimmy Black
Fine--looking lady sitting there - down near the back
Look's like 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 - she's 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 that lonely whistle blows
She's asking Jimmy when it comes - and where it goes

Chorus
I can tell you - oh - I can tell you
She sure ain't happy here
Her eyes say that she's hurting - those tears that she got lost
That diamond on her finger is just enough to pay the cost
For that evening train
For that evening train
For that old shiny silver evening train to take her - to take her - home

She's like a Cadillac on the wrong side of town - like 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 and back - but once she got here - couldn't go back
Just ask - you just ask John and Jimmy Black - they're gonna tell you:

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

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

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 that lonely whistle blows

She's asking Jimmy when it comes - and where it goes
She's asking Jimmy where it comes - and when it goes

Description
Short Song Description:
Lady gets stuck in run down dirty old town waiting for a train to Chicago
Long Song Description:
Story Behind the Song:
Credits
Lyric Credits: Bruce Mills
Music Credits: Bruce Mills
Producer Credits: Dennis Field (Denmark Studio)
Publisher Credits:
Performance Credits: Bruce Mills
Label Credits:
Metadata
Song Length: 3:12
Primary Genre: Country-General
Secondary Genre: -
Tempo / Feel: Slow (71 - 90)
Lead Vocal: Male Vocal
Mood 1: Poignant
Language: English
Era: 1960 - 1969