Roseanne Cash performs “Runaway Train” Live from Austin TX.

Reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Singles, in the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks reached the number # 2. It was the tenth number one of Rosanne's career.

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Runaway Train:

Single cover Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )
Single cover Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )

Song written by John Stewart, recorded for the first time at the beginning of 1987, by John Stewart (Cypress Records 1987), Rosanne Cash recorded it a few months later for the Columbia label, with the production of Rodney Crowell, was released in July 1988, on November 12, 1988, reached number # 1 on the lists of US Hot Country Singles, in the lists of Canadian RPM Country Tracks reached the number # 2. It was the tenth number one of Rosanne’s career.

 

The song was included in Rosanne’s sixth studio album, King’s Record Shop (Columbia 1988), the album was released on June 26, 1987, it reached number # 6 on the U.S. Billboard Top Country Albums. The album was certified as a gold record.

Lp Cover John Stewart ( Cypress 1987 )
Lp Cover John Stewart ( Cypress 1987 )

 

Versions:

John Stewart 1987 (Cypress Records)
Albert Lee & Hogan’s Heroes 2008 (ALM)

Roseanne Cash – Runaway Train Lyrics

I’m worried
About you,
I’m worried about me
The curves around
Midnight aren’t easy to see
Flashing red warnings unseen in the rain
This thing has turned
Into a runaway train
(Long-distance)

Long-distance phone calls, a voice on the line
Electrical miles that soften the time
The dynamite, too, is hooked on the wire
And so are the rails of American Flyers
Blind boys and gamblers, they invented the blues
Will pay up in blood when this marker comes due
To try to get off now, it’s about as insane
As those who wave lanterns at runaway trains

Steel rails and hard lives are always in twos
I have been here before this and now it’s with you

I’m worried about you, I’m worried about me
We’re lighting the fuses and counting to three
And what are the choices for those who remain
The sign of the cross on a runaway train
This thing has turned into a runaway train
This thing has turned into a runaway train
Our love has turned into a runaway train

Single Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )
Single Rosanne Cash ( Columbia 1987 )

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