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Originally appeared on "RPM0207" (2007)


The red lights are flashing as the boxcars roll by,
But I keep the engine running, have her ready to gun and fly.
Message on the police band says they can't get next to you,
Well, they aren't the only ones, but there's nothing I can do.

I'm waiting on a freight train to make a play.
Freight train--until another comes by going the opposite way.
Freight train, let me be,
Oh freight train, unless you're planning on spending the night with me

Now there's dueling bells and whistles and a glitter disco ball,
BNSF, OOCL, and a literal cattle call.
Now The Police are saying that the truth hits everyone,
I think it's too soon to say that yet, ask me when the night is done.


from Recollection, Part II, released April 22, 2021


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The Calculus Affair is what happens when a Seattle-based singer songwriter learns folk guitar and then spends his formative years listening to XTC.

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