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Disappearing Ground

Across the Fields to Barkingside

Still Life?

Missing (H370)

The Earlier Train

Percy & Joe

Did That

All Lost
At Sea

The Holy Book of The Invisible Friend

Hunters and
Gatherers

Joyful
(Tacloban Tales)

Short Stories;
Fleeting Lives

The Fish
Tickler

Organism

Passage
To E-Utopia



Endangering Species The Earlier Train.mp3

Composer:   Ed Hooke
Date of Composition:   September 2014
Date of Recording/Copyright:    2014


Commentary
Sooner or later in life each of us has to catch a train to the terminus station.

This was written at a time when I feared the worst for someone....

All (except one) of the lines in this song rhyme with each other.







The Earlier Train

Wine spilt has left a vivid carpet stain.
With it your energy has begun to wane.
Lines on your face demonstrate the strain
but please don’t catch the earlier train.

Please don’t catch the earlier train.
Yes I admit the sky bears all the signs of rain.
The Sun has slid and hid behind the clouds again
but please don’t catch the earlier train.


We’ve climbed up to the hilltop, come down and explored the lane
Now your feet are blistered and it looks like you’re in pain.
You might even have acquired an ankle sprain
but please don’t catch the earlier train.

Have we not found treasure to cherish and retain?
- not to let trickle and slip through fingers down the drain.
Robust this bond with a trust never in vain
so please don’t catch the earlier train.

Please don’t catch the earlier train.  It can leave without you.

Forgive me these words so clumsy and inane.
So much I hope to persuade you to remain.
This line goes round and round and round inside my brain
Round and round and round and round.  Just please don’t catch the earlier train.

You’ve cared and helped more than you’ll ever know to keep me sane.
A friend who has your strange name is my strange life’s greatest gain.
Dafter our laughter - some things I can’t explain.
Just please don’t catch the earlier train.