Black Top Train

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Ellis Paul

Ellis Paul (born Paul Plissey; January 14, 1965) is an American singer-songwriter and folk musician. Born in Aroostook County, Maine, Paul is a key figure in what has become known as the Boston school of songwriting, a literate, provocative and urbanely romantic folk-pop style that helped ignite th… more »

Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
They're rolling like the thunder in a midwest rain
Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
 Every revolution rides the wheels of change 

They poured blacktop two-lane right through the cornfields 
Laid a stripe right across my back
The wheels came spinning with the wide-eyed crusaders 
Out on a quest for the trail of jack kerouac 
Silos, scarecrows, american machine,
Rev up your engines you're as fast as a train 
Oh my lord, look how the weather has changed 
Cyclones, dust storms, blacktop trains
Cyclones, dust storms, blacktop trains

Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
They're rolling like the thunder in a midwest rain
Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
 Every revolution rides the wheels of change 

They're gonna write a new song they blow on by
 Start a revolution and blow on by
It ain't ever gonna be the same

They come east coast, west coast, chryslers and oldsmobiles  Smoke rolling, chrome on the plains  Musicians pull over looking over their shoulders
At hank williams, buddy holly lighting the flame 
Motels, oilwells, truckstop, marines  Going to california with their pin-up dreams 
Roll down your window, brother, shout out my name
You're on route 66, on a blacktop train
 Route 66, on a blacktop train

Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
They're rolling like the thunder in a midwest rain
Ooo-ooo on a blacktop train
 Every revolution rides the wheels of change

Written by: ELLIS PAUL

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Black Top Train