From the recording The Rookery

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Produced by Dan Donahue & Sam Baardman

Lyrics

when you sing a song it’s always the same
you just breathe a word, it’s a burning flame
and when you smile at me I forget my name
I don’t stand a chance against this freight train

the strongest part of the tallest tree
is the part that falls, it’s the smallest seed
it’s a lot like love, and that’s a lot like pain
but I don’t stand a chance against this freight train

(chorus)
when the freight train rolls you can feel the ground shaking
when the great train rolls there’s only one road taken
and I’ve been hit hard and I’ve been hit clean
and there’s no doubt, just what this means

and I need some assistance, what did I do that’s wrong
if I lose my nerve, then the rest of me’s gone
there’s no one to call, and there’s no one to blame
I don’t stand a chance against this freight train

(chorus)

this is a third rate con trying to make an excuse
this is a priest in his collar trying not to cut loose
it’s an old dollar bill in a hurricane
and I don’t stand a chance against this freight train