Jackson, Alan - Freight Train Lyrics




I just came down from Chippewa
Had as station wagon and a hundred dollars
Thinking about the girl I'd lost a year before
I hadn't seen her for some time
Thought I might go on by when your memory came flooding in and you closed that door

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train

Well every time I talk to you I hear your jealous lines
I feel like I've been left abandoned on some old railway side
And every time I hear your voice my water just gets cold
My stoker will not stoke and my boiler will not boil

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train

Well every time I fell behind I could not get ahead
I wish someone would pull the lever and give me a little sand
And every time I slip behind even further back
I wish some switch man would come out of the fog and change my track

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train

Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a diesel locomotive
I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I didn't have a heart
You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train baby
Wish I was a freight train





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  1. Irina Leushina

    Оооооочччччеееееннннннннььььььь ты крутой парень

  2. Massey Ferguson 399

    ❤❤❤❤

  3. rustygoldfanatic

    This is a Fred Eaglesmith song,great Canadian song writer, but sadly doesnt get enough credit.

  4. ffmgri

    Somehow i like the "Kasey Chambers version" more....more emotional i guess. But dang, thats Alan Jackson folks!

  5. Str8rich

    Still playing 2019 and strong 💪🏽🕺🏿

  6. Alessandro Toledo

    I remember my 23 year old in 2011.

  7. Nicholas Ignatious

    i wish i was a....

  8. Mike Perth

    I only know this song sung by Fred Eaglesmith

  9. Mel Memories

    💃🎸❤️

  10. Leo Barros

    Thanks for the good song,holmie!

  11. Joaking Esp

    God song

  12. Moargen Johnston

    Why is it that everyone has to pick at a song? Why not just enjoy it instead of complain?
    Is everyone that much of a lonely pussy?
    Get a life and stop complaining about something that doesnt effect you daily life.

  13. Joe Picker

    Don't be fooled kids, this is a FRED EAGLESMITH song! Damnit! Fred Eaglesmith.

  14. Demi De jong

    2019 Squad❤️

    Black Smeim

    No, almost 2020

  15. jerry of course

    i play this song often when i play rdr2

  16. Ta T

    Nice video

  17. Zickey

    why isn't this on spotify anymore?

  18. dicker licker

    EMD F7?

  19. Banana boy 22

    I love this song

  20. Eric Laneuville

    Aile est bonne

  21. STI1LL [ СТИЛЛ ]

    Шикарно !!!

  22. Erik Olsson

    I hate when People ask for likes.



    like if you agree

    Marijus Peldzius

    i aint likin but i agree

  23. Zickey

    Alan does this so much better than Fred eagle smith

  24. Magnus Damen

    Dis is d best song evör

  25. Rob Zamites

    This version PALES in comparison to Fred Eaglesmith's - Fred wrote this and performs it 100x better.

  26. Josef Hollund

    New favorit Song right there

  27. Gunnleik Dyrdal

    Ingen som kjem

  28. bigbzon

    Pure country gold!

  29. TheStapleGunKid

    Pretty ironic song considering Jackson's marriage was nearly ruined by his infidelity in real life.

  30. WK games

    Sou o unico br que ama essa musica e esta vendo aqui \*0*/

    Lucas Matos

    mais um br q curte

    Ramon Santana

    mais um aki ☺️

  31. gabriella tigo

    belle chanson xxx

  32. Brody

    He talks about being a diesel locomotive then suggests shoveling coal to get it started?

    bigbzon

    Brody Vowles

    He wishes he was a diesel locomotive, he's "only" a coal locomotive.

    Lance Wink

    He’s said he wishes he was a diesel locomotive

    rockify25

    I think shovel full of coal symbolizes love just get get him start. Each get he hears her voice, his water gets cold and his engine, his heart, will stall out. Diesel locomotives doesn't have a heart that doesn't care and just keeps going.

    rayisawesoem

    He wishes he was a freight train..... either coal or diesel powered. Dumb cunt

    Moargen Johnston

    @rayisawesoem shut the fuck up and quit picking at a song, go stick your 2 inch clit in the vaccum again and get off YouTube.

  33. paps5.9

    country music at it's best

  34. Aron Haarberg Myhre

    Cool song =D

  35. William Edfalk

    så jävla PRO

  36. Robin White

    good music keeps on on
    the go on train from London to Suffolk uk Robin

  37. Cody King

    Come out in tx

  38. Liu Lou

    My love story started with this song <3

    Robin White

    this song great freight train I always think
    of the trains going to
    Felixstowe with all the
    freight going to the docks
    very busy line it's in suffok near ipswich
    Robin white

  39. David Johnston

    Written by Fred Eaglesmith NOT Alan jackson

    levi moore

    Ark.Issue.Helper I agree. I actually think that Alan Jackson's version is better.

    TheWadotexas

    not like fred

    Rob Zamites

    Alan ruins it.

    Luke A

    Alan does very good not like fred

    Jennifer Dijames

    Alan is outstanding.

  40. Adam J

    great clip keep them coming

  41. James Mccoll

    written by fred eaglesmith...check out same title

  42. Daniel Oldag

    Hopefully the canadian makes some money off this.

  43. RosinSmoke

    I just came down from Chippewa
    Had as station wagon and a hundred dollars
    Thinking about the girl I'd lost a year before
    I hadn't seen her for some time
    Thought I might go on by when your memory came flooding in and you closed that door.

    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a diesel locomotive
    I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door.
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I didnt have a heart
    You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train.

    Well every time I talk to you I hear your jealous lines
    I feel like I've been left abandoned on some old railway side
    And every time I hear your voice my water just gets cold
    My stoker will not stoke and my boiler will not boil.

    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a diesel locomotive
    I'd come whistling down your track crashing in your door.
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I didnt have a heart
    You need a shovel for the coal just to get me started
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train baby
    Wish I was a freight train.

    Well every time I fell behind I could not get ahead
    I wish someone would pull the lever and give me a little sand
    And every time I slip behind even further back
    I wish some switch man would come out of the fog and change my track.

  44. Bradley Freeman

    Fred Eaglesmith wrote this song!

  45. Gojko Simovljević

    Very, very nice. Greetings from Serbia.

    Olav T. Helset

    Gojko Simovljević Croats ftw<3

  46. Laura Morales

    Buenisima...


  47. Pierre Geumez

    thought the original was from Headwater

  48. Annkie Strandberg

    Favorit ♥

  49. Robin Wallin

    Är bara femton år me jag älskar den här låten så jävla mycket lyssnar på den varje crusing jag är på

  50. Robin Wallin

    Är bara femton år me jag älskar den här låten så jävla mycket lyssnar på den varje crusing jag är på

    Andrei T.

    Sweden ruless!)

  51. Stefan Forsman

    jättebra låt

  52. Renz

    this song is awesome !

  53. Emil Svenstad

    Rapetrain!

  54. Jerry Jones

    I like it even though I don't usually listen to country. This song really moves.

  55. Enamul Karim Khan

    nice song..

  56. raklo1968

    like  the song

  57. Lucy Wallace

    Love it... !

  58. Nesreen

    Naughty,Epic Cowboy Alan!

  59. r1e234

    i like trains

  60. anitacathrine

    damn.... You dare using that word?????????


    It is a word that is not funny to use!!

    You moron!!

    Abdul Regnes

    What word

  61. Frank Henriksen

    yes!!!!!

  62. moepskie

    I wrote it.

  63. Trent Black

    THANK YOU! When I saw Fred Eaglesmith live, he talked about how this was almost Jackson's album title, he would've made a million dollars, then something changed and it wasn't, and $1,000,000 just disappeared. Feel bad for the guy, he works so hard and has written some of the best country songs ever, but gets no credit.

    White Sheep

    Trent Black I agree

    Str8rich

    Trent Black I didn’t know that who I feel bad

  64. Mr Meathead

    Great song

  65. Tobbe Nyström

    Love it!!

  66. Ben Whedbee

    your an idiot, same title doesn't make it the same song,

    Joe

    Ben Whedbee it is the same song though lol, he was saying they both used the same title for the song. They are same exact lyrics.

    Juna Babona

    You’re*

  67. Marius Salvesen

    rapeeeeetrain

  68. adam svensson

    So good

  69. Mohammed Younes

    Love this song thn should be number 1 on spotify

  70. Joey J

    Good...very good. I think Alan Jackson is the best interpret ever, side by side with Nightwish

  71. Brett Nuelsen

    NO! Have you ever heard Elizabeth Cotten's "Freight Train"? This is NOT the Elizabeth Cotten song! Just because the title is the same doesn't make it the same song! Not one lyric or melodic phrase is even similar in these songs. Ridiculous.

  72. Bret Dean

    ever one alan dint write the song he just sings it better

  73. mego674

    Fred Eaglesmith readily sells the rights to his songs. Alan Jackson does own the rights to this tune, just as the Michael Jackson estate owned the rights to the Beatles' music.

    Fred & his band do a very rocking version of this on Youtube.

    In my opinion both Alan Jackson and Fred were scooped
    on this song by Kasey Chambers.
    Her version betters the master himself, not to mean any irreverence to the amazing Willie P. Bennett.

    And yer right Shep, Kory rocks. Cheers.

  74. Sindre Boll

    My favorite song

  75. SpoonDriver

    RAPE TRAIN BABY

  76. Shannon Heppner

    ACTUALLY! Fred Eaglesmith certainly wrote this my friend. My sister in law is the drummer for Fred. KORI ROCKS!!!!!!

  77. Haagen Sandbakken

    I tought he said "Rape train"... LOL

    White Sheep

    Haagen Sandbakken LOLSU

  78. Martin Gosvig

    same here :)

  79. Vivalacoste

    actually.. elizabeth cotten wrote this.

  80. tlb201

    This is very catchy. Love the music.

  81. juhki ii

    12 has not seen a train

  82. Anders B

    heard this on the radio the other day for the first time.. damn it's catchy!

  83. mikael ANDERSSON

    is so fucking goood

  84. The Mudshadows

    So good! Much love! Kicks Ass!

  85. Monty chiquilicuatre

    Siempre nos acompañara en la costa oeste

  86. Allie Grant

    I like all of them.....lol

  87. Tom Peters

    actually, George Strait is the king. Hank Williams / Johnny Cash are the Gods.

  88. Mrpropulsion

    johnny cash is the king! alan jackson is the duke

  89. PoetryETrain

    Thank you, this has been added to a playlist...

  90. WhiteLightnin 67

    Hank Williams Sr. is/was the King, but Alan Jackson is getting up there.

  91. marluxia143

    Yes brother you are right as right can be.

  92. Daniel Turkington

    Okay can't resist.

    I'd come whistling down your track and crash in your doorway if you know what I mean ;)

  93. meskens93

    Justin Bieber if you just stumbled upon this video, i hope you realize your music is crap and you start your carreer as a garbage disposer so you can see how many of you records are being thrown away. Thumbs up to get this comment in the top!

    White Sheep

    You are right

  94. MissLegobabe

    @mattlashinski So glad someone is giving him the recognition he needs 10000000000000000000 thumbs up to you my friend!! I know his daughter personally and have met Fred a few times he's great