Slow Motion Train Wreck

Slow Motion Train Wreck
a high-speed bluegrass breakdown
by “Blind Peanut” Nicholson

The train is approaching the curve, and the brakes have all failed
Watch carefully now, as the wheels gently lift off of the rails
The passengers open their mouths but they can’t make a sound
It’s a slow motion train wreck and it’s a long long way to the ground

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

Someone missed the signs, someone was asleep at the switch
We may never know the responsible son of a bitch
But that doesn’t matter, laws of physics have taken control
And all you can do is hold tight & pray for your soul

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

The connections are broken, the cars buckle and fly
The people inside don’t have time to think “I’m gonna die”
They’re over the edge, the ground rushes to meet them
The next thing you know, there’s St Peter to greet them

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

So now it’s all over, the wreckage crumples and burns
The experts will analyze, maybe some lessons we’ll learn
But wait, what’s that sound, what’s that noise at the top of the hill
The next train is coming, it’s coming, yes it’s coming still
(and they don’t know)

Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck
(here it comes)
Slooooooooooooooooooooooooooow motion train wreck

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