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Ghost Train
Madness Lyrics


A straw headed woman, and a barrel chested man,
A pocket full of posies with a hat brim full of sand,
Ooh - waiting for the train that never comes,

A dog chasing the tumbleweeds, across the sandy floor,
That drift along the platform, through the ticket office door,
Ooh - waiting for the train that never comes,
Ooh - waiting for the train that never comes,

But don't tell me there's nothing coming, you don't fool me,
I hear the ghost train rumbling along the tracks - set them free,
And I hear them,
It's black and white don't try to hide it,
It's black and white don't try to hide

The station master's writing with a piece of orange chalk,
A hundred cancellations, still no one wants to walk,
Keep the hungry children from the skeletons in the back,
Paid to keep an eye out for the gipsy caravan,
Ooh - waiting for the train that never comes,
Ooh - waiting for the train that never comes,

I hear the ghost train rumbling along the tracks - set them free,
And I hear them,
It's black and white don't try to hide it,
It's black and white don't try to hide,
It's black and white don't try to hide it,
It's black and white don't try to hide,
It's black and white (don't try),
It's black and white (don't try),
It's black and white don't try to hide it,
It's black and white don't try to hide,
And I hear them,
It's black and white don't try to hide it,
It's black and white don't try to hide...

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Comments from YouTube:

Kiwisark

Wish this one was on Spotify with the rest of the madness hits. This is such an underated classic!!

twds01

It is listed on Spotify on a compilation album but it won’t play!

Willian Hutton

Such a classic

Doogie the demo main

It is on Spotify, it just banned in multiple countries. if you look in one of the albums that it's in, it says not available in your country.

Richard Coles

I don't bother with Spotify any more..my playlist is full and they want me to delete some music...ditched it after that....love YouTube.

yσU dσŇt KŇσW 爪E

I agree

oscar strokosz

An anti apartheid song during a time when the UK government was in support of the regime in the delusional idea that it would stop Marxism. Quite a bold song at the time.

Adam Wright

Ah, so that's why a few months after being released from prison, Nelson Mandela described Margaret Thatcher as "an enemy of apartheid ... We have much to thank her for." Thank you. Your rational, informed view clears so much up.

Mike Fallopian

The UK government of the time was in support of the apartheid regime because they considered the fuzzies unfit to inherit or maintain what had been built for them there...i.e. civilization. Needless to say they've yet to be proven wrong all these decades later.

Anne Scholey

With an uncredited cameo from Bruce Forsyth

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