RAIL

RAIL (various versions and remixes)
written by Reid Jamieson & Carolyn Victoria MIll

RAIL is train themed tune about not giving up on yourself. Determination in the face of failure, addictions and other bad habits, it sings of a driving force that can’t be turned around – cinematic with triumphant ending. This song was initially written for special show with Stuart McLean and The Vinyl Cafe where Reid was the special musical guest on a train trip across Canada. Rail was the first full co-write between Reid and his wife/musical partner CVM. Winner the grand prize for folk in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest, as well as finalist in other competitions RAIL was featured on SyFy’s Being Human.

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RAIL
Lyrics Carolyn V. Mill, music Reid Jamieson

Put your ear to the rail,
you can hear my love come down
Where hearts and heroes fail,
I won’t be turned around

Sleepwalking these rails,
I let the grass grow long
Oh my memory fails, and I forgot my song
Blackberries grow wild
smell of pitch in the sun
Weeds roll over my mind
and they almost won.
But I said no more…

Put your ear to the rail
you can hear my love come down
Where hearts and heroes fail
I won’t be turned around

Tearing up these weeds
blow the smoke in my stack
The sound of steel on steel
and there’s no going back
I got a head full of coal
hear the lightning crack
Light a fire in my soul
and get me back on track

Put your ear to the rail
you can hear my love come down
Where hearts and heroes fail
I won’t be turned around

No more driving this blind
time to throw that switch
Drives a spike in my mind
and makes my fingers itch
You better get on board
or get out of my way
Hauling heavy and slow
but I’m leaving today
And I said no more…

And I know that I’ve been here before
And it’s taken its toll on me
But I’m not giving up anymore
No I’m not giving up on me…