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Brent Mydland
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Brent Mydland
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I know these rails we're on like I know my lady's smile
Re-see a dozen dreams in every passing mile
Can't begin to count the trips
That she and I have made
But I wish I had a dollar
For each time we both been down this grade

Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
Made to roll
Her brakes don't work and this grade's so steep
Her engine's sure to blow
Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
Out of control
She's more a roller-coaster than the train I used to know

It's one hell of an understatement to say she can get mean
She's temperamental, more a bitch than a machine
She wasn't built to travel at
The speed a rumour flies
These wheels are bound to jump the tracks
Before they burn the ties

Murphy's sure outdone himself to pick this stretch of track
I can only hope my luck is riding in the back
Well I have prayed to God
This ain't the day we meet
I've done about everything
But try dragging my feet

Oo, oo, I wanna go down slow
Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo
Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
Out of control
She's more a roller coaster than the train I used to know

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    I know these rails we're on like I know my lady's smile
    Re-see a dozen dreams in every passing mile
    Can't begin to count the trips
    That she and I have made
    But I wish I had a dollar
    For each time we both been down this grade

    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Made to roll
    Her brakes don't work and this grade's so steep
    Her engine's sure to blow
    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Out of control
    She's more a roller-coaster than the train I used to know

    It's one hell of an understatement to say she can get mean
    She's temperamental, more a bitch than a machine
    She wasn't built to travel at
    The speed a rumour flies
    These wheels are bound to jump the tracks
    Before they burn the ties

    Murphy's sure outdone himself to pick this stretch of track
    I can only hope my luck is riding in the back
    Well I have prayed to God
    This ain't the day we meet
    I've done about everything
    But try dragging my feet

    Oo, oo, I wanna go down slow
    Oo, oo, oo, oo, oo
    Nine hundred thousand tons of steel
    Out of control
    She's more a roller coaster than the train I used to know