Metta Music-Another Train

This is another in the series of “dharma songs” I’ve been posting from time to time. These are songs that have comforted, inspired, helped, and healed me over the years. I invite you to look up the song and have a listen (the lyrics tell only part the story; the beautiful music and voices complete it.)

This is one of my all-time favorite “songs of encouragement.” My favorite version of it is by Sally Barker of the British Folk group The Poozies. This is one I’m sure you’ll want to check out. Steve

Another Train

Words and Music – Pete Morton

The beginning is now and will always be,
You say you lost your chance and fate brought you defeat,
but that means nothing you look so sad,
You’ve been listening to those who say you miss your chance.

There’s another train, there always is,
Maybe the next one is yours,
get up and climb aboard another train.

You may feel you’re done, but there’s no such thing,
although you’re standing on your own, your own breath is king,
The beginning is now, don’t turn around,
For regrets of bad mistakes will only drain you.

There’s another train, there always is,
Maybe the next one is yours,
get up and climb aboard another train.

We crawl in the dark sometimes and think too much,
Then we fill our heads with the craziest things that only break our hearts.
I know you’ve seen what this earth can do,
When its dragging down another loads of us, us worrisome fools.

There’s another train, there always is,
Maybe the next one is yours,
get up and climb aboard another train.

I know its hard, we can feel confused,
We can crown ourselves with it all, ’till we feel we cannot move,
building worlds that don’t exist,
Imagination plays the worst tricks.

There’s another train, there always is,
Maybe the next one is yours,
get up and climb aboard another train.

There’s another train, there always is,
Maybe the next one is yours,
get up and climb aboard another train.

Lyrics and music: ©2000 Pete Morton

Here is Sally Barker’s rendition of this song on her album This Rhythm is Mine

You can also buy a fabulous a capella version of this with the British folk group The Poozies, with Sally Baker on lead vocal at iTunes:

http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/another-train/id32381190?i=32380718

♥♥♥

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About Steven Goodheart

"I have made a ceaseless effort not to ridicule, not to bewail, not to scorn human actions, but to understand them." Spinoza

2 Responses to “Metta Music-Another Train”

  1. Love these lyrics. Did not know they had songs about Dharma…

    thanks

    michael j

    • Hey beloved Michael J! Thanks. This particular song is especially “dharma-ish” …love the line about “your own breath is king”….but really, I am just high-lighting songs that are about how the world really works from the standpoint of love and insight…it’s all “dharma” in that sense…The Poozies version of this is a knock-out, too.

      Love it when you stop by,
      With affection,
      Steve

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