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Stepped Off the Northbound Train (Teaser Track 1)

(Amy Ames)
February 18, 2018
Amy Ames

This is how “Northbound Train” came about.  I had friend that had an addiction.  He was a train wreck waiting to happen.  He lost his family, his friends, and his job.  Every morning I said a little prayer for him hoping that he would find that front porch with the light on.  After 2 years, I stopped praying for him.  The train wreck happened.  The LORD had his front porch light on. 

 

Shortly after while in Neumea, New Caledonia at Bernard Talon’s house jamming in his basement, as we did many times,  Jean-Luc Leroux said let’s do Amy’s song, Northbound Train.  As fast as he said it, Bernard Talon played the cajon, Bertrand Seynat played bass, Jean-Luc Leroux played the guitar, and I sang the lyrics while playing my harp (except for the harp).  It was recorded right there in Bernard’s basement on Jean-Luc’s portable studio that day.  From New Caledonia, the song went right to Nashville to the home of Catherine Marx where she laid those catchy piano tracks.  Nashville’s talented Danny Parks then put on the electric guitar.  Lastly, off to Paris, France where Claude Langlois put on some amazing pedal steel guitar.        

Northbound Train (Teaser Track 1 from Amy's Upcoming CD Release, "On My Way"

 

Verse 1 

I ain’t out to catch nobody but you

Ain’t out to cash your check

Ain’t out to slander your name into the crowd

And I ain’t out to ring your neck


Chorus 

Stepped off the Northbound train

Walked South along the track

Stepped off the Northbound train love

Hoping that you’ll carry me back

 

Verse 2

I ain’t out to judge what you say and how you do it

Ain’t out to wear your hat

Ain’t out to hammer a stake into the ground

Ain’t out the break your back

 

Chorus

Stepped of the Northbound train

Walked South along the track

Stepped off the Northbound train love

Hoping that you’ll carry me back

 

Bridge

Carry me back to a porch light on

Carry me back

Carry me from my gone wrong

 

Verse 3

I ain’t to mend nobody but you

Ain’t out to hold you back

Ain’t out keep all the messes that we’ve made

Ain’t out for things like that

 

Chorus with Bridge

Stepped off the Northbound train

Walked South along the track

Stepped off the Northbound train love

Hoping that you’ll carry me back

Carry me back to a porch light on

Carry me back

Carry me from my gone wrong