#SongLyricSunday | Orphan Train – Lee Ann Womack

It’s time for #SLS again, so hop on over to Jim’s blog, A Unique Title For Me, by clicking on the theme link below. There you’ll find the rules for taking part and you can check out all of the other song choices for today!

This week’s theme is: Train Songs

I almost picked Journey’s iconic “Don’t Stop Believing,” but figured 1 or 2 (or more) #SLS peeps will probably post it. Then, I considered Ozzy’s “Crazy Train” because who doesn’t love that song??? But, you all know me, I prefer songs less likely to get picked by others. So, I have chosen an old favorite of mine from back when I was listening to C&W on a regular basis.

The moment I heard this song on Lee Ann’s album, I fell in love. It gave me goosebumps all over. Even if you don’t like country music, the lyrics are worth a read. I’m sure the song can be interpreted in more than one way, some might even find it sad if you take it too deep, but I’ve always taken it as a metaphor for human equality. Embracing the fact that we’re all human beings. Shed your status, your heritage, and your circumstances, and you’re exactly the same as the person beside you. I love that message. Enjoy!

Come all you brokenhearted, come and lay your burden down
Come kings and queens, come royalty, surrender up your crown
Come empty-handed, come with nothing of your own to claim
Come naked, poor, come like a child to ride the orphan train

Come ride, ride on the orphan train
Put your ear to the track, you can hear your name
Come ride, ride on the orphan train, it’ll take you all the way home

The way is narrow, it is steep that brings you to the door
But love awaits there to embrace your heart forevermore

Come ride, ride on the orphan train
Put your ear to the track, you can hear your name
Come ride, ride on the orphan train, it’ll take you all the way home

♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫ ♪ ♫

Come you abandoned, you forsaken
Friendless and alone, come refugees left homesick for
Some place you’ve never known
Here princes, paupers, criminals, and saints are all the same
No more or less than God’s beloved child aboard this train

Come ride, ride on the orphan train
Put your ear to the track, you can hear your name
Come ride, ride on the orphan train, it’ll take you all the way home

Ride, ride on the orphan train
Put your ear to the track, you can hear your name
Come ride, ride on the orphan train, it’ll take you all the way home

It’ll take you all the way home
It’s gonna take you all the way home

Songwriters: Julie Anne Miller | Orphan Train lyrics © BMG Rights Management

I do not own any rights to this song, video, or lyrics. All rights remain with the artists and their respective agents/labels. No copyright infringement intended.

7 thoughts on “#SongLyricSunday | Orphan Train – Lee Ann Womack

  1. This is NICE! Familiar with a few of Lee Ann’s songs, but not this one.

    My daughter suggested “Don’t Stop Believin'” but I thought it would be a popular choice too. My first choice was Sheena Easton’s “Morning Train” but I thought it would be a biggie too. Still haven’t seen either song! 😄😄😄

    On my way to Spotify to look up some music – thanks, AC! 👍👍👍

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