I was just a child of ten When I was told a train was comin' Engine of steel, spirit of lightning Heart of fire a place for me I knew that's where I wanted to be
Chorus: Ride this train
When I was a boy of sixteen Fire in my eyes and filled with dreams I took my place upon that train I wanted nothing more than to pull that chain And hear that whistle calling my name
I'm gonna ride this train through the streets of heaven No side tracks I'm on the main line yeah I'm gonna ride this train I'm gonna ride this train Well look out cause it's leaving the station Look out people from every nation It's gathering steam Yeah, it's gathering steam Hear that whistle blow! Hear that whistle blow!!
Rails of life divide this land Get ready cause it's leavin' yeah!