Becky Wright

Becky Wright

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Pop - Religious | Tahlequah, Oklahoma, United States
Total Song Plays: 2,004   
Member Since: 2006
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Song Description

Spanning almost 90 years of a boy's life from the 1920's to modern times, tells the story of Billy, who always loved trains & train whistles, rides a train (finally) off to WW II (has to leave his mother & wife), miraculously saved from death during war;

Story Behind the Song

The entire refrain of the song (words, music, arrangement) came to me in a DREAM-- no joke. Woke up at 2 a.m. and wrote it down, finished the verses over the weekend (after much prayer)-- put on my new album at the last minute.

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Vs. 1:
Billy loved to sit beneath the bridge,
waitinÂ? for the train by the blue ridge
HeÂ?d never been on it, but he loved to hear itÂ?s whistle blowinÂ?.
Then momma called him home, Â?cause daddy was ill;
Daddy handed him his bible, said Â?itÂ?s yours now, Bill;
Keep it close to your heartÂ?. Say good-bye now, Â?cause daddyÂ?s

Vs. 2:
While he read the book, the words became so real,
yet he couldnÂ?t escape the pain heÂ?d feel
Sometimes he dreamed of jumpinÂ? that train, and just ridinÂ? away.
Then the ground would tremble, and heÂ?d close his eyes,
felt like footsteps of angels in the skies
And as the whistle grew louder, he hear his daddy say:

Billy, thereÂ?s a time your train will come
On a chilly night, it will take you home
That long train whistle will blow, and everybody will know.
Billy, donÂ?t cry; no more need for tears
You can leave Â?em behind with these heartache years
Â?Cause thereÂ?s no pain on this train where youÂ?re goinÂ?.

Vs. 3:
In Â?42, Billy got to ride the train,
Â?cause you canÂ?t stay when your country calls your name
Left behind his momma and his sweet Daisy Mae.
LyinÂ? in the trenches, Billy knew he was dead,
but the bible in his pocket took the bullet instead,
Surrounded by angels, this just wasnÂ?t to be his day.


Vs. 4:
Billy got tired at 87, in a hospital bed with one foot in heaven
Like a choir of angels, he could hear that whistle blowinÂ?.
With sweet Daisy Mae gone for twenty years,
BillyÂ?d known more than his share of tears
In the words of his daddy, he heard, Â?Son, itÂ?s time to go.Â?

ItÂ?s the ride of your life, itÂ?s a heavenly train
ItÂ?s the passage of death, but donÂ?t be afraid
Â?Cause you know where this trainÂ?s goinÂ? (BillyÂ?s trainÂ?..)

Song Length
Country - General, Country - Religious
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Female Vocal
Moving, Engaging

Subject Matter
Father, Trains

Similar Artists
Trisha Yearwood, Amy Grant
1920 - 1929

Lyric Credits Becky Wright
Music Credits Becky Wright
Producer Credits Dave Moody, Nelson McSwain
Publisher Credits CDT Productions
Performance Credits Becky Wright
Label Credits Lamon Record Corporation