Flatlanders ( The ) - MIDNIGHT TRAIN

First performance: 14/03/2012


Coverinfo

Bruce covered the song only once 
  
2012-03-14 - AUSTIN MUSIC HALL, AUSTIN, TX 
 
Bruce makes a surprise appearance at the conclusion of the 30th annual Austin Music Awards, joining Alejandro Escovedo and his band along with Joe Ely for four songs, including Escovedo's "Always a Friend", Garland Jeffreys joins in on "Blowin' Down This Road" and an extended rendition of the Rolling Stones' "Beast Of Burden". 
 
 

Songinfo

Other cover versions

Bruce on the artist

Lyrics

That midnight train is a long and a slow one
The timetable? s set, the brakeman is tired
Your seat is reserved with exceptions for no one
No luggage allowed, no ticket required
It will be there right on time at the station
Even if midnight must come at high noon
And you will not know that train's destination
And you'll not leave late nor one minute too soon
You may sit beside fear and go worse than lonely
Or travel with trust and love and faith restored
These choices you have and these choices only
When that train rolls in and you step on board
Now that whistle blows, yes it? s already whinin'
If you listen close, you can hear it soft and clear
And that headlight burns, yes it's already shinin'
You might as well choose right now, it's love or fear
It's love or fear