On the Train of Aches

from Tales of Woe by Silas J. Dirge

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Getting on this train is a really bad idea... The train driver in this song turns out to be someone who answers prayers and is tired of that so he's looking for a replacement. While he tries to leave and give you the job he tells about how hard it really is to lend an ear to so many people telling you about their problems, asking you to help them.
I found a home movie of a train trip through the Tehachapi Mountains, dating back to the 1920's and used that for the video. I combined it with images from the movie Danger Lights (1930), which is in the public domain.
VIDEO: youtu.be/8EJkqfql2v8

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He said ‘You’ll get accustomed to the leaking roof and the cold
Coasting this train through a winter on hold’
I sensed trouble from the moment he started to stare
Into the void outside, mumbling ‘bout finding an heir

On the train of aches
There ain’t much to do, just a lot to take
And keep an endless wake

‘Well son, so long and goodluck!’ he said, as he jumped off the car
Into the deep, cold, all engulfing dark
I reached out, got grip of his arm and didn’t let go
But he begged and he pleaded, screamed ‘what do you know?’

On the train of aches
There ain’t much to do, just a lot to take
And all the towns you’ll reach
No one wants to live their broken dreams
Ripped at the seams

‘Have you seen what I’ve seen? Taken in years of praying?’
And in his eyes I saw countless lifetimes of pain
He shook himself free while he shouted ‘incoming freight!’
Now I ride this train by myself, but at the deadliest pace

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from Tales of Woe, released December 1, 2018

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"Silas J. Dirge offers roots-infused poetry set to sparse arrangements that deftly conveys the hidden beauty behind dark roots music" - Saving Country Music

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