Big Old Steam Train

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Kerr Simpson, lead voc, electric guitar. Alison Ferrier: backing vocal, amplified fiddle, Shorty: drums.


Big Old Steam Train

Sometimes I think maybe I will
Sometimes I think I won't
Heading for a ride, won't be the same
My heart's like a big old steam train

There’s a place that's set in the dining car
And the place that's called desire
And a knife and and fork they shimmer there
And the knife, never tire

I can’t afford a sleeper car
So I ride up in the back
I pick up all the troubles
Throw them into a gunny sack

I can't honestly tell ya
If i laugh or if I cry
I just cling on for dear life
Waiting for the end of the line

There's dust and soot
And sparks flyin' loose
And my mind is riding the caboose
There's crunching gears
Of the gambling cost
And black holes that I lost


from Opelousified, released May 30, 2019
Written by K Simpson, A Ferrier & A Shortte


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Opelousas Melbourne, Australia

An exciting new collaboration between Kerri Simpson, who has successfully traversed musical genres from gospel to country, dance and rock, Alison Ferrier, a prolific songwriter and talented lead guitarist, and drummer/percussionist Anthony Shortte, who is well known to Australian blues lovers and has brought his down and dirty grooves along with his electro washboard to a new level with Opelousas. ... more

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