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Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady

Cornelius Eady is co-founder of Cave Canem, and is currently The Miller Family Endowed Chair in Literature and Writing and Professor in English at The University of Missouri-Columbia. His latest book of poetry is Hardheaded Weather (Putnam 2008)

I Need A Train

Words and Music by Cornelius Eady
I need a train,
I need a train,
A ticket to roll
Before I
Go insane,
I need a train.

Mr. Driver,
Mr. Driver,
What's the
One-way fare
From a liar? Mr. Driver?

I need a train,
I need a train,
The solution to
This problem
Is very plain,
I need a train.

When I leave
I know,
When I leave
I know,
This old town will have
One less fool
When I go,
When I leave,
I know.

When I leave
I'll wish you well,
When I leave
I'll wish you well,
I left a bed
Of roses,
And a
Broken spell,
When I leave,
I'll wish you well.

Mr. Driver,
Mr. Driver,
What's the
One-way fare
From a liar?
Mr. Driver?

I need a train,
I need a train,
I might be crazy,
But just the same,
I need a train

Cornelius Eady: Lead Vocal, Guitar & Percussion
Carol Heveron: Harmony
Lisa Hopkins: Harmony & Percussion
Bernie Heveron: Bass & Harmony

With: Joe and John Dady, Lead Guitar and Harmonica

Recorded Live at Jazzberry's Uptown, Rochester, NY Oct 21st, 1991
Original Balance Engineer: Dave Bernis

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