George Thorogood And The Destroyers - Hellbound Train (Downbound Train) Lyrics

A stranger lyin' on a barroom floor
Had drank so much he could drink no more
And so he fell asleep with a troubled brain
To dream that he rode on a hellbound train

The engine was bloody
It was sweaty and damp
And brilliantly lit with a brimstone lamp
An imp for fuel was shovelin' bones
While a furnace rang with a thousand groans

The boiler was filled with lager beer
The devil himself was the engineer
The passengers were most a motley crew
Some were foreigners, and others he knew
Rich men in broadcloth, beggars in rags
Handsome young ladies and wicked old hags

As the train rushed on at a terrible pace
Sulfuric fumes scorched there hands and face
Wider and wider the country grew
Faster and faster the engine flew
Louder and louder the thunder crashed
Brighter and brighter the lightnin' flashed
Hotter and hotter the air became
Til the clothes were burnin' with each quivering flame
Then out of the distance there came a yell
"Ha ha," said the devil, "We're nearin' hell!"
Oh, how the passengers, stricken with pain
Begged old Satan to stop that train

The stranger awoke with an anguished cry
His clothes wet with sweat and his hair standin' high
He fell to his knees on the barroom floor
And prayed and prayed like never before

And the prayers and vows were not in vain
For he never rode that hellbound train
Ha ha ha ha ha

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  1. Inthe Cards75

    Isn't Downbound Train a Chuck Berry original? I always had wanted to cover this scorcher.

    John Smith

    You are correct.

  2. Virginia Allison

    My what a super talent George Thorogood is and so under rated. I love this but had never heard it. It is so different. TY.

    Stefan Cocciolone

    Virginia Allison
    Norfolk Virginia next].s What What What
    where the hell you think he's from, homek class ?

  3. Пётр Черешенко

    Лучшая композиция Джорджа!

  4. john jones

    Arbenig ac ardderchog!!

  5. Richard Worden

    I was looking for a cover of the song by SB But didn't know it was nothing like it . Thanks

    stephan telm

    Yep. Me too.

  6. screwyootube1

    Love of great rock & roll on Album Rock (AOR) & Classic Rock radio stations brought me here! This is REAL music!

  7. Mikko Kälkäjä

    Red Dead Redemption 2 brought me here. No regrets!

  8. frisches Wiesel

    Great ....from germany

    Stefan Cocciolone

    frisches Wiesel
    Lion el
    A train, Hall'in Oats
    even the rich ! "homie" are claimed by MORRIS