Friday, July 13, 2007

People Get Ready


Does it seem odd to anyone else that the canonical rock & roll vehicle should be the good, old-fashioned locomotive? Look at all the kinds of trains we've got:

"Mystery Train"
"Night Train"
"Train of Love"
"Silver Train"
"Love Train"
"Peace Train"
"Crazy Train"
"Downbound Train"
"Runaway Train"

That's not counting such near misses as "Take the A Train" (not a rock song) and "Train in Vain" (not a type of train). What am I missing?

4 comments:

MJN said...

"Casey Jones"

MJN said...

Michelle Shocked, "If Love Was a Train"

MJN said...

"Folsom Prison Blues"

T. Nawrocki said...

Also delivered via email were such selections as "Train Kept a-Rollin" and "It Takes a Lot to Laugh, It Takes a Train to Cry" and "Jumping Someone Else's Train" and Los Lobos' "That Train Don't Stop Here." I also could have added "Last Train to Clarksville" and "Midnight Train to Georgia," but I was trying to stick to the "BLANK Train" format, with an allowance made for Johnny Cash, since it was so close.

But maybe I should have branched it out.