Boxcars

Boxcars

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Wednesday skirmish. Prompt: box or boxes - Heart-shaped? Pine? Cardboard? Shipping? Moving? Or is it a verb? Are you boxing a box of boxers in a boxing ring? Don't let this theme BOX in your creativity

Lyrics: 

V1:
The distant whistle calls to me
Perks my mind up wistfully
The urge to wander beckoning
Internal silent reckoning

Stuck behind this steering wheel
Avoiding how I really feel
Stopping for this train to cross
Can't recover what's been lost

CH:
So many Boxcars flying by
Make me wonder where they're going
A part of me wishes I could go there too
Oh those Boxcars
The steady rattle never slowing
I sit here at this crossing feeling blue

V2:
The crossing opens I can leave
Press on the gas but still I grieve
It seems the train is calling me
An easy way for me to flee

But I will stay here, journey on
Long after that train is gone
I'll still be yearning for the sound
And keep my ear close to the ground

CH:
So many Boxcars flying by
Make me wonder where they're going
A part of me wishes I could go there too
Oh those Boxcars
The steady rattle never slowing
I sit here at this crossing feeling blue



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Comments

cindyrella's picture

I love a good train song and this sure is one! Very beautiful music and vocals. I love it!

vivalarayna's picture

I never even thought of boxcar! Very nice storytelling, taking a momentary pause at a train crossing and thinking of an escape from the everyday. Great work - thanks for participating!

Russ Keys's picture

I really like this lyric, but I couldn't get the demo to play. Alas.

Sunfire's picture

I love the approach, very creative. Good tune as always. Enjoyed it.

coolparadiso's picture

Trains and play off train words is always a winner for me. Nicely done, I like the change into the chorus.

kahlo's picture

The poignancy, honesty, and vulnerability of the insights you bring to this song are really powerful. i really love the sentiments in the verses and the chorus is absolutely brilliant and beautifully delivered. Really great song. Superb skirmish!

wacha's picture

This is such a creative use of the prompt! You've crafted a really deep and beautiful song and so quickly. There is a great sense of wonder and joy coming through in both the lyrics and your delivery and as always, those harmonies are a hot to listen to.

Mandolinda's picture

Really nice train song, and the thought of getting away from it all. Lovely guitar and song.