Whiskey Train *​*​* (Mccreight​/​Cuddy)

from Concert at the Slab by Cris Cuddy

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The reason he rides that old whiskey train...



He’s sitting alone, drinking again
Taking a ride on that old whiskey train.
He stumbles on board well before noon
And settles down to wait for the moon
For a trip that takes
'Til the rising of the moon

He never forgets the horrors he’s seen
Or the images left from places he’s been
Or all of the things that he had to do
When he was a soldier fighting for you

His hands were steady and his eyes were fine
When he took his place at the front of the line
He could wait4hours then strike like a viper
Courage and nerve were the pride of a sniper

But his ticket was punched in that foreign land
Now His day is complete with a bottle in hand
The whiskey will push the memories aside
And give him a space were it’s easy to hide

To those who don’t know him he’s only a drunk
A useless old man, down on his luck
They can’t imagine his sorrow and pain
Or the reason he rides that old whiskey train


from Concert at the Slab, released June 1, 2020


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Cris Cuddy

Cris is a Grammy Nominated songwriter, prolific recording artist, and an experienced performer in the acoustic folk, bluegrass, and Americana genres who’s songs have been recorded by Prairie Oyster and IBMA winner Claire Lynch. Cris is a perennial on the Top Canadian Artists list, and known internationally. ... more

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