Blue Oyster Cult - Hot Rails To Hell Lyrics




Riding the underground, swimming in sweat
A rumble above and below, hey cop don't you know?
The heat's on alright
The hot summer day didn't quit for the night

1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite
1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight
You caught me in it's spell
Trying to leave but you know darn well
The heat from below can burn your eyes out

Blackened out eyes, scratched on a wall
Stoned out looks from the crowd, the king will not know
On the wall it was said
The flash of his cards was sprayed with red

1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite
1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight
You caught me in it's spell
Trying to leave but you know darn well
The heat from below can burn your eyes out





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  1. Dr. Starbuck Capt. Galactic Federation

    💜🖤💜💋🎉💣💥💣👠🎸🎸

  2. Jesse Morales

    Intro sounds like Warsaw from Joy Division but more rock and less punky

  3. Gary Lass

    They had an address in the liner notes where you could send $2 and get the lyrics. They came printed on the wide green-bar computer paper. Somebody had taken the time to type all that into some COBOL Mainframe computer at work, and was making side money selling printouts! Not bad for the early 70's.

    Jackie Wehage

    I still have my copy or those lyrics! Going to see them in Portland OR Feb 15th - last time I saw them was 1978!

  4. Peter Cionek

    65 still alive , pink flake , china white ?

  5. Keith Leeuwen

    FUCKIN AWESOME ! Totally Awesome !

  6. S Ehlers

    Beach Boys surfing to Hell

  7. Eva & Edvard Elseworld Siblings

    Fundamental uprooting of the toxic weeds in Intel. Recognize agents who consistently reported accurately when not helpful to their career.

  8. Stoned Meadow Of Doom

    Definitely one of their all time best songs. One of the most underrated bands in rock history

  9. Philippe Cirse

    B.O.C. is more than a reflection of an era. It is a phantom asteroid who returns to set his sights on sound art. A decadent wave laden with paradoxes from which obscurantism and the irrational escape, hypnotic factors defying vulnerable souls in search of the absolute. This sound architecture is a short tunnel that leads to light !

  10. cuoccimix

    Main riff sounds very similar to "Warszaw" (Joy Division). Of course i guess BOC came first.

  11. lol yeah

    Now that's what i call an absolute fucking great song !

  12. alex wildey

    1277 express to heaven

  13. Pär Andersson

    world class!

  14. Libasher Jones

    Simon, you had it right all along.
    Dave

  15. Jackie Hackbarth

    Hot Rails 2 Hell.Ozzy ain't got shit on these bad asses#!!:!

  16. Kelly Hopkins

    Wow, super kick ass guitar riffs and soloing, love it!

  17. Simply_Blue

    Riding the underground
Swimming in sweat
A rumble above and below
Hey, cop, don't you know
The heat's on alright
The hot summer day didn't quit for the night

1277 express to heaven
Speeding along like dynamite
1277 express to heaven
Rumbles the steel like a dogfight

You caught me in a spell
Trying to leave, but you know darn well
The heat from below can burn your eyes out

Blackened out eyes
Scratched on the wall
Stoned outlooks from the crowd
The king will not know
On the wall, it was said
The flash of his cards was sprayed with red

1277 express to heaven
Speeding along like dynamite
1277 express to heaven
Rumbles the steel like a dogfight

You caught me in a spell
Trying to leave but you know darn well
The heat from below can burn your eyes out

[Guitar Solo]

1277 express to...
1277 express to...

1277 express to heaven
Speeding along like dynamite
1277 express to heaven
Rumbles the steel like a dogfight

You caught me in a spell
Trying to leave but you know darn well
The heat from below can burn, yeah, burn!
Your eyes out, your eyes out

    Your eyes out!
Out! Out! Out! Out!
Out! Out! Out! Out!...

  18. Eva & Edvard Elseworld Siblings

    The Question must have played this and Mistress of the Salmon Salt Nov 2016. I think we all went to bed super-early, but it was good for laughs the day after the election.

  19. Starship Trooper

    We kicked ass in the 70s!!!!!

  20. David Gregorski

    What a guy Joe baby, how come I Never was sent a flick for SNV. Did you count me out Z- Man ?

  21. my way

    The surf guitar at the end :-)

  22. Jack Wehrung

    As good as it gets.

  23. the creeper

    BUCK FUCKN ROCKS!! \m/

  24. Togo Burrows

    this is the birthplace of Heavy Metal

  25. randall scott burress

    2018/ now wer'e swimming in it/

  26. Garrett Munton

    One of the best bands ever!

  27. hot dog water

    Dig the captain beyond influence

  28. randall scott burress

    Do you tink he jumped

  29. Philippe Prétot

    Imagine that record with the quality of studio sound of today ...

  30. deemdoubleu

    BOC should've been British, it's not fair

  31. lauriecolson

    This could have been so heavy.

  32. Chris Damon

    This song is, without a doubt, one of the greatest ever produced!

  33. Devilman1977

    These riffs were heavy and so ahead of their time! Reminds me of MC5 at times

  34. Curt Hartman

    I know they used to rock the shit outta the civic arena in Pittsburgh always tried to be there when they hit town.....glad i saw them most of time....boc rocked

  35. randall scott burress

    IF YOU KNOW? ..been a while*

  36. John Payne

    Blue Oyster Cult saved the show they open the show for Black Sabbath at the Atlanta City Auditorium played for an hour and a half or more Ozzy was sick Black Sabbath came out for 30 minutes and left Circa 1972, I was there!

  37. SPN Winchester

    Türk var mı 🤘🏻🤘🏻🤘🏻🇹🇷🇹🇷🇹🇷

  38. Darren Halstead

    Good God, this band is underrated

    ExProforlife

    They're not. You just had to be around in their heyday to know how big they were.

  39. RoeserFan1

    They simply just threw down with this song. It is in your face.

  40. Keith Leeuwen

    GREAT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

  41. Magnus _the_Red

    All I can picture are Maglev-bullet trains.

  42. Tim Hennessey

    this rock's..

  43. Mike Pastor. K

    Damn! It sounds like a 'Stooges' song with that opening riff.

    John DeF

    Mike Pastor. K I like Iggy but these guys are a cut above. At least 7 albums with every song great.

  44. TakeYour PantsOff

    “Swerve me? ye cannot swerve me, else ye swerve yourselves! man has ye there. Swerve me? The path to my fixed purpose is laid with iron rails, whereon my soul is grooved to run.”

    - Captain Ahab (Moby-Dick)

  45. X WHITES

    1st saw em in Clevo. Arrowsmith opened. I was on acid,speed,pot and many beers. One of the best concerts I'v been to.

  46. The Midnight Weapon Death Show Kill the DJ

    One of the best bands ever!!! Go away new crap. ha

  47. StoogesOfTheFuture

    This band fucking sucks, and so does Fuck Dharma

  48. the smegbahelix

    I had to slip my cd in just to hear the transition into 7 Screaming
    Diz- Busters!!!
    Always Loved B O C

  49. The Question

    the ball is in the propulsion-cylinder, concubine-keeping, mans hands (so to speak)...et carter

  50. Becky Linder

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  51. Chuck Potocki

    The 14 people who dislike this need a fucking enema & a set of Beltones... idiots!

  52. Starship Trooper

    One sweet riff there...

    The Question

    agreed.one of the best...alice cooper no more mr nice guy is on my list as well ...et carter

    Starship Trooper

    Alice? Under My Wheels!

  53. James Gomes

    b.o.c my favorite band black and blue tour.Godzilla vs Ironman. Big G.

  54. patdthomas

    The fuckin' Bouchard Brothers! Am I right?

  55. Ben Jacobson

    BOC. Early recordings way ahead of their time. Great artists. MYSTICAL !

  56. Blake Butcher

    Anyone else do hot rails of speed to this song? It's all I associate with every time i hear it

  57. John DeF

    His solos sound like he's possessed....like his fingers can't stop🎸🤘🏼😜that surf riff at the end just seals it.

  58. davie foster

    for u fool

  59. Barry Oneal

    I love all BOC stuff but those first 4 albums are my favorites. First one I ever bought was Secret Treaties and the rest followed immediately.

  60. gil wood

    The MEATMEN did this live...I saw them a bunch and they would do great covers...This one blew my mind !

    Frank OTLEY

    I have to totally agree and Tesco definitely crushes a 70's cover song.

    James Rogers

    If you want to hear Tesco, search White Flag Hot Rails To Hell.... It's on YouTube. You will not be disappointed. Absolutely Crushes.... As stated !!!!!! Wait, not if you want, you are hereby commanded to listen to White Flag. Hot Rails To Hell..... DO IT....... NOW!!!!!!!!!!

  61. Hamilton Armory

    fantasmagorical! :D

  62. Kristin Crumpler

    Riding the underground, swimming in sweat
    A rumble above and below, hey cop don't you know?
    The heat's on alright
    The hot summer day didn't quit for the night
    1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite
    1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight
    You caught me in it's spell
    Trying to leave but you know darn well
    The heat from below can burn your eyes out
    Blackened out eyes, scratched on a wall
    Stoned out looks from the crowd, the king will not know
    On the wall it was said
    The flash of his cards was sprayed with red
    1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite
    1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight
    You caught me in it's spell
    Trying to leave but you know darn well
    The heat from below can burn your eyes out

    Dfactor Pop

    Kristin Crumpler I always heard it as "Drug 77 is rescue heaven" ...

    Pasquale Mandara

    Kristin Crumpler I was headbanging whilst reading the lyrics and suddenly the circles of the cd cover starter to spin in a sort of circular motion... optical illusions or too much weed??
    😂😂😂

    Andy Fisher

    Joe Bouchard said ,if he had known how popular the song was going to be with their fans he’d have put more effort into it....

    Hooked On Chronics

    Andy Fisher rock & roll facts are the best ^_^ Hidden knowledge only those who seek will ever know

  63. Steven Wilkinson

    Written for a friend of the band who was shot dead whilst pursuing a card debt " The King will not know, on a wall it was said, that the Flash of his cards was sprayed with Red". Also Deadline and more clearly Morning Final are on the same subject.

  64. willjammski

    Best album. Best song. Period. I remember buying it when it released. Changed my music world forever. This song sure as Hell helped.

    CR Weber

    Their best album, and one of the greatest albums in rock and roll history.

  65. Flannigan79

    If I were a fuck I'd be all "where can my dumb ass get a worthless logo with a white letter on a colored background like damn everybody else"

    B Bod

    Flannigan79 your a moron

  66. Dillo Tank

    These guys really rock. Unbelievable.

  67. penguin99ify

    10 people are tone deaf....

    Ziggyzag Zi

    Had on MUTE...

  68. Phoenix Himmel

    WHERE CAN I FIND THIS FUCKING BASS TAB

  69. Greg Middlekauff

    horned swoop bungo pony

  70. Magnificent Failure

    This is my theme song.

    Chesterette

    ImaginePuppies Breath What, in your estimation, is it *about,* exactly?

    lauriecolson

    Chesterette HRTH !

  71. yung wensink

    needs more cowbell

    Katie Harkins

    wrong song lol

    BOCfan

    yung wensink give that shit a rest. Sit back and be amazed by The Amazing Blue Oyster Cult!

  72. juan Motime

    This album, the LIVE on "On your Feet or on Your Knees " and Secret Treaties are their BNEST WORKS collecively

    Magnificent Failure

    Is a BNEST something like a beehive?

    patdthomas

    BZactly!

  73. juan Motime

    BUCK Dharma & the Eric Bloom at their BEST !!!!!!!!!

    John DeF

    juan Motime that freakin solo....OMFG

  74. jblcva

    My favorite cover to cover records were there 72 and 73 efforts..

  75. jblcva

    In 1973 this was considered the best R&R Record of the year. Rolling Stone mag.

    jblcva

    Their 72 and 73 efforts were my favorites..

  76. Injun Mick

    "Hot Rails To Hell"






    Riding the underground, swimming in sweat

    A rumble above and below, hey cop don't you know?

    The heat's on alright

    The hot summer day didn't quit for the night



    1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite

    1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight

    You caught me in it's spell

    Trying to leave but you know darn well

    The heat from below can burn your eyes out



    Blackened out eyes, scratched on a wall

    Stoned out looks from the crowd, the king will not know

    On the wall it was said

    The flash of his cards was sprayed with red



    1277 express to heaven, speeding along like dynamite

    1277 express to heaven, rumbles the steel like a dogfight

    You caught me in it's spell

    Trying to leave but you know darn well

    The heat from below can burn your eyes out

  77. penguin99ify

    The most underrated band in rock.

    William Long

    Them, The Moody Blues, and Ten Years After.

    Jack Wehrung

    Going to see BOC Oct.11

    Bob Albin

    @wurstgitarre What I find interesting is only 7 of those 24 million were sold in the states.

    John A

    Yea , and their influence on Thrash metal is maybe STILL not acknowledged . The intro to "hot rails to hell " , , Ten Years or more before it became kinda a standard move .

    Marc Stitsel

    @John A BÖC forever rules. Always & forever. We all know.

  78. poomaster78

    Just can't get enough of this album. Hard to pick a "favorite" from among all of their classic 1972-1981 work, but at least for now, this one is it. I first heard BOC in 1981 but never heard this album until last year. Now I am obsessed......

  79. samiam261

    First time I ever heard this song was in my friend Eddie O's bedroom. 1977 I think. Had volume at 10, we smoked 2 joints. The guitars at the end seared into my brain forever. The best!

    Noremac Cameron

    Hahahaha yes!

  80. Strength & Health Gym

    .. Bucks lead solo at the end (after ; 'the people below can burn your eyes out') - was epic !! .. Just otherworldly

    samiam261

    I couldn't agree with you more my friend.

    St. Prick

    you mean the heat from below, not people

  81. Valerios Souris

    Βρώμικο riff!!!

    akrites

    Stinky?

    Valerios Souris

    More like dirty....

  82. midtownmessenger

    This was one of the encores at BB King on Friday 6/17. It capped off two great hours. The Bouchards were given generous stage time. Cities on Flame was saved for late with Albert's trademark "Rock! Rock! Rock"! chant pulling people towards the stage yelling their heads off. Buck made sure you got your money's worth. Front and center the whole time, 68 year old Don "Buck Dharma" Roeser still rocks big time all the time. Two hours, I'm right on top of the stage and the man didn't sing or play one sour note. Not one.

    samiam261

    Wow sounds like a great show. Sorry I missed it.

    RoeserFan1

    midtownmessenger I was there and the encore left me desperate for more.

    the creeper

    Fuck yea!

  83. TLR

    The first 15 seconds give me an eargasm every time. No live version sounds as good as this one.

    Cole Dixon

    lol eargasm.

  84. deadringer22000

    1277 express to heaven.

  85. Rob Hansult

    When you realize how many riffs from this early '70's BOC shit is burned into your deep-memory <3

    Barah Holloway

    +Rob Hansult ONLY BAD ASS! For sure my friend:)

    the smegbahelix

    Bucks guitar magic has been the sound track to many of my dreams.

    Edgar auf dem Graben

    No doubt!!!! Amazing.

  86. Burb

    The albums still rock hard as they did in the 70s. Love them boys.

  87. Games On Flames

    I think I can say, this is probably the best boc song.

    samiam261

    Agreed. But D&S is a very close 2nd.

    dondodr

    There is no best BOC song, just many great ones.

    rdspix

    Games On Flames I

    rdspix

    Best BOC song ever!

    John Houlgate

    Buck's solo toward the end of this song on On Your Feet or on Your Knees is one for the ages, my favorite all-time Buck solo.

  88. Ulises Luna

    Fallen "ride the sky" ;3

  89. Syndicate of Surf

    Saw em 3 times, remember 2 of them. They say at the one I was on top of my chair screaming 'PLAY HOT RAILS TO HELL!!!'
    Stoned out looks from the crowd? Oh yeah.

    elf man

    +Syndicate of Surf  Was that you?

    Syndicate of Surf

    That's what the witnesses say. Sometimes I think they make things up.  But yeah, probably.

    Syndicate of Surf

    Crazy as a coconut!

    lauriecolson

    Syndicate of Surf no memory of Black and Blue whatsoever. A shame..

  90. kenton jones

    This song shuts up my protractors! A hot date with a ? or B.O.C.! HeeeeHeee

    Manuel Nagore

    +kenton jones Why the hell is there a Dildo in your profile pic?

  91. Kevin Kral

    stoned out looks from the crowd
    from people i know

  92. Robert Menzel

    At the a/c works!

  93. mrromantimothy

    I was 12 and a hardcore BOC fan from their debut album,but I was really stoked when this album came from the CBS Record club!

  94. mrromantimothy

    The advent of speed metal,don't try to label BOC with any genre they wouldn't allow it.

    Games On Flames

    I'd never call them a punk rock band but of their ~130 songs you have to admit a few of them ARE punk. And even a few really really good ones too!

    mrromantimothy

    @Bank of Debbie-Denise of BOC Eshelman black blade is 2 oyster cult.

    mrromantimothy

    @Eric Schmidt when this album came out,there was top 40 pop, soul, rock ,folk ,hard rock and heavy metal,.

    lash larue

    I appreciate your love for BOC but the Offspring is not punk. Go listen to the Dead Boys or The Damned and come back...

    James Kowanko

    BOC’s awesomeness exceeds any attempt at labeling or genre!

  95. Ross T

    There is nothing greater than this.

    mktprof

    @Ross T Absolutely the best!

    John DeF

    Ross T amen.

  96. fligemon

    Heard this today on XM  Boneyard..........have not heard this in 35 years.........KICK ASS                The Cult lives...................................

  97. Barah Holloway

    Early genius.

  98. Little Lord Faulteroy

    That opening riff gets me every time. Friggin' Dharma.

    Alex Parker

    Fifty Feet Tall it's like getting gun shot!