BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,
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In the shuffling madness ...

I didn't sleep very well ... typical for getting up at a way earlier hour than normal, I kept anticipating the alarm (I ended up being "up" 15 minutes prior to it) and not getting deeply to sleep. Then, for some not-so-odd reason I got this tune stuck in my head ... and I figured I'd pass it along so you too can hum it all day:

LOCOMOTIVE BREATH

In the shuffling madness
of the locomotive breath,
runs the all-time loser,
headlong to his death.
He feels the piston scraping --
steam breaking on his brow --
old Charlie stole the handle and
the train won't stop going --
no way to slow down.
He sees his children jumping off
at the stations -- one by one.
His woman and his best friend --
in bed and having fun.
He's crawling down the corridor
on his hands and knees --
old Charlie stole the handle and
the train won't stop going --
no way to slow down.
He hears the silence howling --
catches angels as they fall.
And the all-time winner
has got him by the balls.
He picks up Gideons Bible --
open at page one --
old Charlie stole the handle and
the train won't stop going --
no way to slow down.

- Ian Anderson


Wish me luck (or something).


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