Jimmy Heard The Day He Caught The Train

olde traJim Adams, aka Newepicauthor, the creator of A Unique Title For Me, is hosting SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY and this week he has chosen the theme: TRAIN SONGS

It turns out there are many! And they are great songs. Today is going to be a superb SONG-LYRIC-SUNDAY! I had several brilliant songs in mind. In fact, the day is young, we will see how many of the songs I thought of are featured today…I might find I can’t resist posting again later!

ocsI was so tempted to choose The Monkees…but they are sure to be a favourite choice today I am sure of it. So instead I have chosen another Britpop favourite.

This song is from a band I have featured before, Ocean Colour Scene. I loved their sound. The first time I saw them they were a support act for Oasis. I love love love this song! It is one of my summer playlist songs. I really hope you enjoy it, because it always makes me smile.

Last night (I am typing on Saturday before I schedule my post to be published on Sunday), I caught the train to a town on the edge of London…and somebody was there in his car. He drove us to a little cottage he has hired. We are having fun. He is fun, he always has been. His pancakes are awful. They always were. I am going to cook lunch. Nothing special – I ran into the mini supermarket just before I went into the train station, and bought fresh pasta, pesto, garlic ciabatta and some salad, and a salted caramel dessert, which I was sure he would love. He bought the ingredients for the pancakes and he also brought coffee and wine. We are going to argue about who does the dishes later.

I never saw it as the start
It’s more a change of heart
Rapping on the windows, whistling down the chimney pot
Blowing off the dust in the room where I forgot
I laid my plans in solid rock

Stepping through the door like a troubadour, whiling just an hour away
Looking at the trees on the roadside, feeling it’s a holiday
You and I should ride the coast and wind up in our favourite coats just miles away
Roll a number
Write another song like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

He sips another rum and coke
And told a dirty joke
Walking like Groucho, sucking on a number ten
Rolling on the floor with the cigarette burns walked in
I’ll miss the crush and I’m home again

Stepping through the door with the night in store, whiling just an hour away
Step into the sky in the starbright, feeling it’s a brighter day
You and I should ride the coast and wind up in our favourite coats just miles away
Roll a number
Write another song like Jimmy heard the day he caught the train

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

You and I should ride the tracks and find ourselves just wading through tomorrow
And you and I, when we’re coming down
We’re only getting back and you know I feel no sorrow

Ohh la la, ohh la la
Ohh la la, ohh la la

When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you need days like these?
When you find that things are getting wild, don’t you want days like these?

Ohh la la, ohh la la…

Written By: Simon Fowler, Steve Cradock, Oscar Harrison and Damon Minchella

11 thoughts on “Jimmy Heard The Day He Caught The Train

    1. You might lose respect for me with my second choice for today’s theme! Goldfinch was horrified when I confessed that Kylie Minogue was my first music influence.

      Jim – where are the Monkees? I was sure they would be the top choice for today!

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