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When I was living out in Plains, Kansas I would constantly hear the trains go by. There was a woman I met there who, like in my song, was running away from her problems. I just imagined the two thoughts together and came up with this ballad...
(background vocals by C. J. Hoose)
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by Michael J. Martin

There's a woman at the depot
She's waiting on her train
To take her to California
To leave behind her pain...

She doesn't have much money
So I guess she'll make it by
Sell her soul for nothing
Until she's satisfied...

You see her mother died last autumn
Of a dreaded Heart attack
And the man she loved had left her
And said he's never coming back...
(She's crying at the depot...)

She's crying at the depot
Her head between her legs
I walk on over to her
And ask her her name...

She tells me all her sorrows
And how things ought to be
She tells me that she's crying
Over distant memories...

She says I'm lonely and I'm tired
I have nowhere left to run
So I'm going to California
Until I reach that golden sun...

There's a woman at the depot
She's waiting on her train
To take her to California
To leave behind her pain...
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Uploaded: Aug 17, 2012 - 11:22:22 AM
Last Updated: Aug 20, 2012 - 08:00:33 PM Last Played: May 31, 2019 - 05:43:37 AM
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Philip18 said 2492 days ago (August 19th, 2012)
At The Depot
Thoughtful lyrics. Good vocal delivery. Backing works well. Not so sure about the sound effects during the song - interesting idea but for mine detracts a bit form the centrality of the vocal. (I'd have just left them as intro and coda). Sweeping harmonies. I enjoyed this one.
Check out my latest song called Refuge
Michael_J_Martin said 2492 days ago (August 19th, 2012)
A thank you...
Thanks for the honest critique. I appreciate your thoughts. The more we all, as artists, get clear and forthright critiques of our music the better we can know where room for improvements can be made - including those we should not change. I am glad you enjoyed this song.
davisamerica said 2492 days ago (August 19th, 2012)
lose the
sound effects cos this one stands alone. nice track
Check out my latest song called ok char2(Vic and Flatrock mix)
Michael_J_Martin said 2492 days ago (August 19th, 2012)
I appreciate the feedback. Thank you.
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Country music, also called country and western music or country-western, is an amalgam of popular musical forms developed in the Southern United States, with roots in traditional folk music, Celtic Music, Blues, Gospel music, and Old-time music. Howe

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