Chet Nichols

Chet Nichols

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Unique - General | Waving Prairie, Illinois, United States
Total Song Plays: 39,586   
Member Since: 2004
   Last Login: 1/16/2021
   Sounds Like: Good question!, Little Feat, Joni Mitchell, Donovan

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Song Description

Top Ten - New Age #1 Broadjam: New Age

Story Behind the Song

A song about going home to your loved one....

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Broadjam Member Reviews

Here's a song about a memorable night train ride, taking the singer back home to his love. The poetry and alliteration in this song are stellar. I especially admire the use of alliteration (slipping swirling steel). That's some great lyric writing!

    - Kate Carpenter

Great beat, drives and captures listener. Could be a Van Morrison or Maybe Bruce Springsteen tune. Good story and creates a good picture of the travel.

    - Randy Steward
Lyrics

"The Night Train"
Lyrics and Music by Chet Nichols
chet@chetnichols.net ... http://www.chetnicholsmusic.com
Copyright 1974/2014 by Chet Nichols(ASCAP) Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All Rights Reserved


VERSE 1.
Rainy night hugs the station
The taxis run and hide
Subway rhymes wander downward
And beckon me to ride
Weaving my way back home
On the night train
On another homeward run
On the night train

CHORUS
Slipping from stations
Through the swirling steam
The sounds and the motions
Set my mind to dreaming
Of gliding through the mountains
And across the moonlite plains
Coming home to you
Coming home to you

VERSE 2.
Touching down and shooting sparks
We're rolling through the dark
Whispered words and lost connections
They haunt the weary hearts
Weaving their way back home
On the night train
On another homeward run
On the night train

REPEAT CHORUS

BRIDGE
Lovers smile
Their whispers pass me bye
Sometime I'd like to learn
The secrets of these aisles
Of the love the has grown
And the love that has gone home alone
On the night train
On the night train

REPEAT CHORUS

VERSE 1.
Rainy night hugs the station
The taxis run and hide
Subway rhymes wander downward
And beckon me to ride
Weaving my way back home
On the night train
On another homeward run
On the night train

CHORUS
Slipping from stations
Through the swirling steam
The sounds and the motions
Set my mind to dreaming
Of gliding through the mountains
And across the moonlite plains
Coming home to you
Coming home to you

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Copyright © 1974/2014 ® ? by Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
All US and Global rights reserved. This song or any portion thereof (lyrics, music, samples, vocals) may not be reproduced in any form or media, distributed, transmitted, downloaded, shared or used in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of the publishers. For permission requests, write to the publisher at chet@chetnichols.net or http://www.chetnichols.net, or addressed to "Attention: Permissions Coordinator," at the address below.
Magic Garage Music, PO Box 2398, Northbrook, IL 60065

Song Length
4:41
Genres
Folk - Americana, Folk - Rural
Tempo / Feel
Medium Slow (91 - 110)
Lead Vocal
Male Vocal
Mood
Exultant

Subject Matter
Long
Similar Artists
Joni Mitchell, Tim Buckley
Language
English
Era
2000 and later

Lyric Credits Chet Nichols
Music Credits Chet Nichols
Producer Credits Chet Nichols
Publisher Credits Chet Nichols (ASCAP) & Magic Garage Music (ASCAP)
Performance Credits Chet Nichols
Label Credits Magic Garage Music