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​Trains Make Me Lonesome

This song is by George Strait and appears on the album Holding My Own (1992) and on the box set Strait Out of the Box (1995).

I was five years old
When daddy started packing
And I stood there by my momma
As she cried
And the next thing that we knew
Some old train came passing through
And daddy got on board
And we ain't seen him no more.

I wonder why trains make me lonesome
It happens every time that engine moans some
And when I hear that whistle blow
It makes my heart sink low
And I wonder why trains make me lonesome.

It was a cold dark night
When I drove her to the depot
There were tears in my eyes
And a ticket in her hand
And as we stood there by those tracks
I knew she wasn't coming back
So I turned and walked away
But I still miss her today.

I wonder why trains make me lonesome
It happens every time that engine moans some
Now, when I hear that whistle blow
It makes my heart sink low
And I wonder why trains make me lonesome.

Those blocks looked like little stations
Those ink spots look like engine No. 9
And this couch on which I lay
Suppose to haul my blues away
That old pipe you keep toking
Is like an old coal engine smoking.

I wonder why trains make me lonesome
It happens every time that engine moans some
And when I hear that whistle blow
It makes my heart sink low
And I wonder why trains make me lonesome.

Oh yes, I wonder why trains make me lonesome...