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Slow Moving Trains

from Willowy Blonde by Levon Bus

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Slow Moving Trains was derived from the final verse of a poem I wrote while travelling from New York City to Kenosha, WI, during a difficult time in my life. As a song, the longing in the poem was transformed into a sense of circumspection, and an appreciation of time well spent making music.

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Slow Moving Trains
© 2019 Leo Papa

In a humble three room cottage, not much bigger than a shack
On an antique wooden rocker, with splinters on its back
Maggie rocked the hours away, musicians came and went
Pearl beer and whiskey sour, ensured the time well spent

Rusty sang a lullaby, Levon sang the blues
When Maggie sang, the chorus rang
As they embraced the muse

Once Maggie said to Levon: Why do you write sad songs?
Then she flashed a little smile, as if she knew it all along
Levon said, I can’t account, for what flows through my brain
But when I get a sad song going, it seems to ease the pain

Sad songs, short stories, and slow moving trains
Are the thunder of horses, when you give’em too much rein

Rusty sang a lullaby, Levon sang the blues
When Maggie sang, the chorus rang
As they embraced the muse

With the dawning of a new day, peeking through a window shade
Maggie drew the curtain back, and watched the darkness fade
As Maggie sipped her morning tea, she heard one last refrain
About sad songs, short stories, and slow moving trains
Sad songs, short stories and slow, moving trains.

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from Willowy Blonde, released November 11, 2020
Levon Bus - Vocal, guitar (acoustic & electric), bass

© 2020 Levon Bus Music

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