Ghost train

by The Kingdom of Jones

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Ghost Train recorded at Soundworks Sydney by Dean Ranel 
Mixed by Peter Veliks at The Room Off The Kitchen Newtown
Mastered by Gregg Leonard at Taro Sound Venice CA
Produced by Paul Scott

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I was sitting with the devil
didn't know it at the time
so I thanked him for his table spread
and toasted with his wine
I simply took him for an older gentleman
of a certain kind
I didn't know that it was Satan 'cross from me
lord I must be blind

he said all innocence has faltered
and the holy stars have failed
and it strikes me that a man like you
spent time upon the rails
either engineer or brakeman
it doesn't matter till it fails
and I have a proposition
if upon your patience
I may now prevail

he said I built an engine
it's a prison sentence long
and it weighs more than the heavy hearts
of lovers who were wronged
instead of coal I'm burning souls
to me now they belong
in case you haven't noticed
in case you couldn't tell
you're gonna be the driver
when we ride it down to hell
it's a ghost train

So goodbye my bonny dear
goodbye to all my kin
ain't no tunnel through those mountains
we're gonna blast right in
and hammer through the continents
and through this earthly shell
with a parish load of passengers
descending into hell
the caboose is all ablazin'
and the whistle is wail

he said I built an engine
it's a prison sentence long
and it weighs more than the heavy hearts
of lovers who were wronged
instead of coal I'm burning souls
to me now they belong
in case you haven't noticed
in case you couldn't tell
you're gonna be the driver
when we ride it down to hell
it's a ghost train

lyrics P Scott 2015

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released September 9, 2015
Peter Veliks - banjo and harmonica
Paul Mason - electric guitar
Paul Scott - bass and vocals
Adam Griffiths - guitar and vocals
Steve Melville - drums

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The Kingdom of Jones Sydney, Australia

The Kingdom of Jones take their inspiration from those time honoured traditions: hard work, no work, tight credit, no credit, lonely nights & cold, cold hearts, from the dusty desperation of the thirties to the tear stained bar mats of the seventies, all gathered round the magic lantern listening to the whispers of the past singing about today. ... more

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