Keith Whitley - Daddy Loved Trains Lyrics



Daddy Didn't see me take my first steps as a child
The railroad had him haulin' cows through Texas at the time
The night I kicked a field goal at the big homecomin' game
Dad was kickin' hobos off another damned ol' train

Mama did her best to do it all when Dad was gone
And every night she'd swear he'd really rather be at home
Sometimes we'd believe her 'til we'd look in Daddy's eyes
He'd have that faraway look he never could disguise

Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains
The steel rails controlled him like whiskey in his veins
Number two diesel fuel flowed through his veins
Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains

Now that I've grown older there's some things I understand
It takes a special person to love that kind of man
In ways I guess I'm different but in way's I'm just the same
I've grown to love somebody like my daddy loved those trains

Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains
The steel rails controlled him like whiskey in his veins
Number two diesel fuel flowed through his veins
Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains

Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains
The steel rails controlled him like whiskey in his veins
Number two diesel fuel flowed through his veins
Mama loved Daddy but Daddy loved trains




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Keith Whitley Daddy Loved Trains Comments
  1. carol vine

    I also think Carson was the harmonica artist on this song, excellent work.

  2. carol vine

    The best voice ever and the absolute best band and the steel gorgeous, Carson Chamberlain,I think.

  3. carol vine

    29 years ago today, lost the most precious country voice .Hope you are in peace, you will be missed forever, by those of us who appreciate what you gave to us.Love to your memory always.

  4. carol vine

    Forever unmatched talent,LOVE LOVE,LOVE everything he did.

  5. BlueEyes BlueToo

    What a VOICE !!!

  6. KarenKayAuthor WKB

    I so agree with the previous post of jason campbell.  Keith had a way of owning a song, once he sung it -- I've found no one else comes close to his versions of a song.  He was able to create a song so well that it seems he causes us all to experience his emotions...what a talent.  He is missed.

    Alan Heslop

    EDDY RAVEN comes very close

    KarenKayAuthor WKB

    Yes, he does. So does Daryl Singletary. : )

  7. jason campbell

    If I had words to express the way Keith Whitley grabs a song and makes it an unforgettable experience, I would put them here for the world to see. There are no words, just the man and the music and the life that created it all, stands for itself. Every single song he sang did the same thing, it brought us to his level 3 minutes at a time. Thank You Keith, Legendary people have a hard time holding a candle to you...

    m prater

    Tracie lawerence

  8. james calcott

    i like to dedicate the song to my dad on fathers day. love you dad