Spanish Train Lyrics

There's a Spanish train that runs between
Guadalquivir and old Seville
And at dead of night the whistle blows
And people hear she's running still...

And then they hush their children back to sleep
Lock the doors, upstairs they creep
For it is said that the souls of dead
Fill that train ten thousand deep!

Well, a railwayman lay dying with his people by his side
His family were crying, knelt in prayer before he died
But above his bed just a-waiting for the dead
Was the Devil with a twinkle in his eye
"Well, God's not around and look what I've found
This one's mine!"

Just then the Lord himself appeared in a blinding flash of light
And shouted at the Devil, "Get thee hence to endless night!"
But the Devil just grinned and said, "I may have sinned
But there's no need to push me around
I got him first so you can do your worst
He's going underground!"

"But I think I'll give you one more chance"
Said the Devil with a smile
"So throw away that stupid lance, it's really not your style
Joker is the name, Poker is the game
We'll play right here on this bed
And then we'll bet for the biggest stakes yet
The souls of the dead!"

And I said, "Look out, Lord, he's gonna win
The sun is down and the night is riding in
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line
Oh Lord, he's gonna win!"

The railwayman he cut the cards
And he dealt them each a hand of five
And for the Lord he was praying hard
Or that train he'd have to drive
Well, the Devil he had three aces and a king
And the Lord, he was running for a straight
He had the queen and the knave and nine and ten of spades
All he needed was the eight...

And then the Lord he called for one more card
But he drew the diamond eight
And the Devil said to the Son of God
"I believe you've got it straight
So deal me one for the time has come
To see who'll be the king of this place"
But as he spoke, from beneath his cloak
He slipped another ace...

Ten thousand souls was the opening bid
Soon went up to fifty-nine
But the Lord didn't see what the Devil did
And he said, "That suits me fine
I'll raise you high to a hundred and five
And forever put an end to your sins"
But the Devil let out a mighty shout, "My hand wins!"

And I said, "Lord, oh Lord, you let him win
The sun is down and the night is riding in
That train is dead on time, many souls are on the line
Oh Lord, don't let him win!"

Well, that Spanish train still runs between
Guadalquivir and old Seville
And at dead of night the whistle blows
And people fear she's running still...

And far away in some recess
The Lord and the Devil are now playing chess
The Devil still cheats and wins more souls
And as for the Lord, well, he's just doing his best...

And I said, "Lord, oh Lord, you've got to win
The sun is down and the night is riding in
That train is still on time, oh my soul is on the line
Oh Lord, you've got to win..."

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26. Juli, 13:56 Uhr
von baue

das is ein fluss=)

28. Juli, 20:11 Uhr
von Maxman

Der Text ist wirklich nicht leicht zu übersetzen weil es viele Wörter mit zweierlei Bedeutung gibt :(

24. März, 23:33 Uhr
von Paddl

Einfach genial, aber bestimmt nicht einfach ins deutsche zu übertragen... Irgendwie schon ne packende Story

06. Januar, 20:46 Uhr
von oberleiner

>>Weis jemand was "guadalquivir" bedeutet?<<

Ist ein Fluß in Spanien, siehe Wikipedia -> guadalquivir

23. März, 22:23 Uhr
von BenjiH

des lied is einfach nur geil ^^