Train In The Distance
Chords And Lyrics
On The Acoustic

Train In The Distance Chords And Lyrics by Paul Simon On The Acoustic

Welcome to this Train In The Distance chords and lyrics page you'll find my free pdf below, a partial acoustic demo, song lyrics, a clip of Paul Simon, some rhythm tips and a purchase link for the full tutorial lesson.

Train In The Distance
Chords And Lyrics

Demo Tips & Pdf

This song hails from Paul Simon's "Hearts And Bones" album from 1983. Train In The Distance was not released as a single.

  • Drop D Tuning = No
  • Capo = 1st Fret
  • Rhythm = mainly downstrokes throughout the entire song except in the beginning and ending you can play a down down down up down up and repeat as you sing that ohhhh section
  • Picking = No
  • Chords = D, D7/C, G, F, A/Db, C, B7, Em, A7, C, G6, Edim, D/Gb, A+

Train In The Distance Lyrics

Ohhh ---- Ohhh
Ohhh ---- Ohhh
Ohhh ---- Ohhh
Ohhh ---- Ohhh

She was beautiful as southern skies the night he met her
She was married to someone
He was doggedly determined that he would get her - He was old he was young
From time to time - He'd tip his heart - But each time she withdrew
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it's true
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it's true

Ohhh ---- Ohhh

Well eventually the boy and the girl get married - Sure enough they have a son
And though they were both occupied with the child she carried
Disagreements had begun
And in a while they just - fell apart - It wasn't hard to do
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it's true
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance
Everybody thinks it's true

Two disappointed believers - Two people playing the game
Negotiations and love songs - Are often mistaken for - one and the same

Now the man and the woman they remain in contact - Let us say it's for the child
With disagreements about the meaning of a marriage contract
Conversations hard and wild
But from time to time he just makes her laugh - She cooks a meal or two
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance - Everybody thinks it's true
Everybody loves the sound of a train in the distance - Everybody thinks it's true

What is the point of this story - What information pertains
The thought that life could be better - is woven indelibly - into our hearts

And our brains ….. Ohhh ……………. Train in the distance
Ohhh ……………. Train in the distance
Ohhh ……………. Train in the distance
Ohhh ……………. Train in the distance

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