THE BRAKEMAN'S DAUGHTER

Took a job at a factory by the railway side
Where the trains roll by
Where the trains roll by
And a girl who was working there caught my eye
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
She moved like a shadow 'cross the factory floor
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
And I was watching from the shipping door
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)

Chorus:
And the lonesome sound of the whistle's moan
Echoes in my blood and bones
Leaves us standing all alone
With what we keep inside
And the lonesome whistle's siren sound
Echoes Queen Street up and down
Echoes all around the town
And across the river wide

Upstairs it's the insect click of the boards
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
It's all ones and zeros, and never a word
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
We were putting in windows, looking south
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
And she caught me standing with no words
in my mouth
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)

Chorus

It's a world I could visit, I could never stay
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)
I'll be gone by tomorrow at the end of the day
Where the trains roll by
(repeat)

Chorus


Words and Music:
©David Francey (Lennoxville, Quebec, February 20, 1999)

 

 
 

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