Alan Jackson – Freight Train lyrics

I just came down from Chippewa

Had as station wagon and a hundred dollars

Thinking about the girl I’d lost a year before

I hadn’t seen her for some time

Thought I might go on by when your memory came flooding in and you closed that door.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a diesel locomotive

I’d come whistling down your track crashing in your door.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it didn’t have a heart

You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train.

Well every time I talk to you I hear your jealous lines

I feel like I’ve been left abandoned on some old railway side

And every time I hear your voice my water just gets cold

My stoker will not stoke and my boiler will not boil.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a diesel locomotive

I’d come whistling down your track crashing in your door.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it didn’t have a heart

You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train.

Well every time I fell behind I could not get ahead

I wish someone would pull the lever and give me a little sand

And every time I slip behind even further back

I wish some switch man would come out of the fog and change my track.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a diesel locomotive

I’d come whistling down your track crashing in your door.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it didn’t have a heart

You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a diesel locomotive

I’d come whistling down your track crashing in your door.

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it didn’t have a heart

You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train baby

Wish it was a freight train