I wrote this song for the Wichita bands Pop and the Boys and Haymakers to cover, but neither band knows about it. Yet. I’ll pester them about it, and will keep you posted right here.
Bonus audio, because a banjo can break your heart: Here’s Richard Crowson’s solo take on Train Whistle. Dark, lonesome and downright lovely.
Train Whistle – Richard Crowson
© 2013 Bryan Masters G All my life the train whistle D Got me on the run Train whistle chasing me G Run til I was done That train whistle, ain't this a C C7 postcard from where I'll never be G D That train whistle G Sounds like lonesome to me She sang to me like a train whistle And calmed me in the night But the freightliner called to me In the early morning light Train whistle ain't this a Chance to be a better man than me That train whistle Sounds like lonesome to me C G The Santa Fe cries like a lover C G The L&M cries out in pain C G The Amtrak cries for every soul she carries D But every engine, every train D every line sounds the same D I hear her voice and it's a shame D D7 the train whistle ain't to blame I guess I love that train whistle more than a loved my home I could go back to where I'm from I'd rather be alone That train whistle, ain't this a Picture of what I can't ever be That train whistle sounds like lonesome to me Bryan Masters Music/ASCAP