Back on the Train




     Back on the Train is a nice song, written by Trey and Tom Marshall. It was originally a part of Trey's solo tour, however, it made its way into Phish's hearts because it resembled their returning to the road in 1999 after a half year break. If you heard Trey's solo version of this song, you can tell that it was changed a great deal when it was introduced to the band, for they brought out electrical guitars, and changed the lingo a little bit. It gained a little blues riff and it was a sped up a little.
     The song has been a noble member of their list since 1999, and has been played with a good number of different jams. Its first performance was on June 30, 1999, in Bonner Springs, Kansas. Trey is joined in the lead performance with Page. If you'd like to hear this song, go buy the 2000 album, "Farmhouse."



When I jumped off, I had a bucket full of thoughts
When I first jumped off, I held that bucket in my hand
Ideas that would take me all around the world
I stood and watched the smoke behind the mountain curl
It took me a long time to get back on the train

Now I'm gone and I'll never look back again
I'm gone and I'll never look back at all
You know I'll never look back again
I turn my face into the howlin' wind
It took me a long time to get back on the train

See my face in the town that's flashing by
See me standing at the station in the rain
See me standing there beside the car
I left it all behind, again I'll travel far
It took me a long time to get back on the train

When I jumped off, I had a bucket full of thoughts
When I first jumped off, I held that bucket in my hand
Ideas that would take me all around the world
I stood and watched the smoke behind the mountains curl
It took me a long time to get back on the train
It took me a long time to get back on the train
It took me a long time to get back on the train


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