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Entrain — Off This Train
Album: All One
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5.6

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Total ratings: 323









Released: 2001
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I was driving down a lonely road
One dark and stormy night.
I was fighting the wheel and it started to feel
Like something just ain't right.
When up ahead in the distance
I saw an approaching light.
Coming out of the rain was a speeding train
And so begins my plight.

As that speeding train got closer I tried to look away.
I thought if I could just close my eyes,
Then it might just go away.
I jerked real hard upon the wheel
And spinning round and round.

I was driving down a lonely road
One dark and stormy night.
A pair of hands from that freight car,
They snatched me up off the ground.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.

I came to in a box car & it was rockin' side to side.
The moon she stole the darkness
And filled the space with light.
I looked around at the faces
That were lurking in the gloom.
They smiled and spoke in whispers
Of my impending doom.
They gathered all around me
Then they kicked me to the ground.
I started to fight, but hands held me tight
And they shoved and pushed me down.
They started in to singing low then went into a dance.
As their shadows twisted on the wall I fell into a trance.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.

All at once they screamed out loud
And they shut there eyes tight.
It broke the trance, I saw my chance
And I dove into the night.
As I tumbled through the darkness
Contemplating what went wrong
I heard their tortured voices
They were singing out this song.

Oh Mama Please.
I wanna get off this train. Please take me home.
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So everyone agrees on the "Wanna Be Like You" part, but no one else hears "Hotel California"?
 scraig wrote:


Baloo called he wants his song back.

 
that is totally what I hear - I keep expecting him to sing "you-ooh-oooh...."


Baloo called he wants his song back.
 DoctorHooey wrote:
I can't rate this low enough.
 
now you can 
Too wordy.
yawn
HORRENDOUS!
drums at the end are BAD ASS!
 MojoJojo wrote:

Well, Bill is way ahead of you - "I Wanna Be Like You" is next in the rotation, by non other than Los Lobos.  You have been trumped.

 

boy, I've WITH you on the rip off!!!  btw, I wanna be like you was written by Eliza Gilkyson's dad!!!  As were all the songs to Jungle Book! 
Love this "train of thought" you've got goin' here, Bill!!!!  tee hee
 Kilroy wrote:
I liked this song better when it was called "I Wanna Be Like You" in The Jungle Book. What a ripoff. Disney should sue these clowns.....
 
Well, Bill is way ahead of you - "I Wanna Be Like You" is next in the rotation, by non other than Los Lobos.  You have been trumped.

I liked this song better when it was called "I Wanna Be Like You" in The Jungle Book. What a ripoff. Disney should sue these clowns.....
 Digga wrote:
Makes me want to get up and do the cha-cha on my desk.
 

Me, too, but I think it's more of a samba! 

{#Dancingbanana}
Buffskillman wrote:
I don't know what everyone elses problem is with this joyous shift your arse kind of a song. Truelly energising!!


{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Daisy}{#Dance}
one sucko more
I don't know what everyone elses problem is with this joyous shift your arse kind of a song. Truelly energising!!
rhw wrote:
This is what Ricky Martin would sound like if he could actually sing
I'm glad I'm not the only one who noticed. This totally reminds me of Ricky Martin.
I want off this train too though this morning's choochoo theme was nice this is starting to feel like blaine the mono, racing towards suicide
Time to derail this "Train"...
I can't rate this low enough.
eric wrote:
Am I mistaken or is this a total ripoff of that Jungle Book song?
Indeed.
I thought this was cool for about the first 10 seconds. Then the vocals kicked in, and I got to hear some seriouly cliched crap. Feh. :puke:
wow, this has to be one of the most annoying songs i've experienced on rp. this site has its days, today not being one of them. i think i'll go back to my cds for the rest of the day.
Jeez, I feel like I'm in Farmingville, NY... (And that's "Mowgli", BTW. :D )
This song is a COMPLETE Ripoff of Saddle Tramps' song. Totally ridculous how badly this has been plaigiarized. https://www.thesaddletramps.com/merch.html
Originally Posted by Teko: Oh good, I'm glad I'm not the only person who thought this song was nearly identical to "Wanna Be Like You" from Jungle Book! :D
Me too! I can see the ape character singing to Mogley and they are dancin' wildly! :bounce:
Originally Posted by radstream: Very cool! Kinda like Los Lobos doing something by Squirrell (sp?) Nut Zipper. Nice 'swing' feel. (pimp)
Actually, Los Lobos did this eons ago. Check out "Just Another Band from East L.A. compilation. I think there is a live version on it if I recall correctly. And although Squirrel Nut Zippers may or may not do this cover, I want to say Big Bad Voodoo Daddy does it. (So your swing band is covered...)
The vocal meter of the chorus is exactly the same as the aforementioned "I Wanna Be Like You".
Makes me want to get up and do the cha-cha on my desk. :lol:
Very cool! Kinda like Los Lobos doing something by Squirrell (sp?) Nut Zipper. Nice \'swing\' feel. (pimp)
I thought this was Los Lobos, perhaps going undercover for some reason. In particular it reminds me very much of their cover of that Jungle Book song mentioned earlier in the comments. Stealth Lobos...
Originally Posted by TreborG2: wooooooooah moma please help me get this song off the air! I guess the only explanation is that in the beginning people liked it.. marked it as such, and then they never come back to re-rate the song as it gets too much play, or because after a time it starts to grate on their nerves.. when it came on.. I stopped winamp... started it again to see that it was still playing.. guess I should just open a browser and watch for the next song to show up in the play list.. :(
I don't mind this and hardly detect any overplay. How many *weeks* has it been since this was last played? Good in the RP mix.
wooooooooah moma please help me get this song off the air! I guess the only explanation is that in the beginning people liked it.. marked it as such, and then they never come back to re-rate the song as it gets too much play, or because after a time it starts to grate on their nerves.. when it came on.. I stopped winamp... started it again to see that it was still playing.. guess I should just open a browser and watch for the next song to show up in the play list.. :(
Bill, There are SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many better Entrain tunes than this. I\'d love to hear some others on RP.
Originally Posted by Enrique: Oh-ohhhhhh momma please... stop playing this song so much :)
Well, I know there're people who like it - but like Enrique wrote - maybe play it less ? :(
Originally Posted by Johray63: Made me think it's time to play Kid Creole and the Coconuts as well. Does anybody remember them? They thought they could take advantage of the swing revival and tried to make a comeback, but I think they will be remembered for their old stuff.
I not only remember Kid Creole, I remember his first incarnation in Dr. Buzzard's Original Savanah Band, a great band with a real hip-swinging sound that disolved far too soon. I highly recommend them.
It's Appel Farm revisted....Grey Eye Glances, Entrain. Bill, add some Jonatha Brooke and it'll be deja vu all over again. :clap: Appel Farm Arts & Music Festival - 2002
Made me think it\'s time to play Kid Creole and the Coconuts as well. Does anybody remember them? They thought they could take advantage of the swing revival and tried to make a comeback, but I think they will be remembered for their old stuff.
Oh-ohhhhhh momma please... stop playing this song so much :)
Originally Posted by tower: Good song but maybe getting a little too much play.
Yep, I agree with you. I heard this song twice today :eek:
JrzyTmata wanted me to post this here and encourage people the week of 2/11 to vote for Entrain as the band of the week at the following site: Entrain
Good song but maybe getting a little too much play.
Entrain eats my ass. I\'m so sick of these guys. :evil:
Originally Posted by camarkim: "OOOOOO, I wanna be like you, walk like you , talk you too. You see it's true...an ape like me...can learn to be human too..." I hate ripoffs like this. No talent. :evil:
It reminds me of the Jungle Book song too, but I don't hold it against them. I wouldn't give it a 10, but I think it's a fun, upbeat song to have in the mix. :D
This is what Ricky Martin would sound like if he could actually sing
Originally Posted by window: I also am reminded on "I Wanna Be Like You" from Jungle Book when I hear the verses of this song. And it's not just the latin flavor - the melody is very similar
Fine be that way...force me to go watch the Jungle Book video...or at least that part of it. I guess that'll help justify the $15.00 I spent on it a few years ago.
Reminds me of \"Hotel California\" for some reason. I\'m not seeing the Jungle Book connection either...
I also am reminded on \"I Wanna Be Like You\" from Jungle Book when I hear the verses of this song. And it\'s not just the latin flavor - the melody is very similar. This original is probably hard to find, but if you want to hear for yourself, check out the Big Bad Voodoo Daddy version on the Swingers soundtrack.
as a fan of Disney\'s jungle book toon, I can honestly say that I don\'t recall King Louis singing a song similar to this. Either way, this song kicks, but I wouldn\'t want to hear it several times a day, it\'d get old...but in moderation it\'s great :D
After monitoring all the fuss on the \"comments\" board, I now understand it. This is good little tune, even if it is a rip. The latin flavor is good on the palate.
\"OOOOOO, I wanna be like you, walk like you , talk you too. You see it\'s true...an ape like me...can learn to be human too...\" I hate ripoffs like this. No talent. :evil:
Originally Posted by eric: Am I mistaken or is this a total ripoff of that Jungle Book song?
:D :p :lol: :D In any case, King Louie and I like it! EDIT: Just bought the album (from a link on this page) because of this one song.
Dig dat latin gruve. :cool:
very fun tune! i especially like the whole "whoooooaa momma please..." part
Oh good, I\'m glad I\'m not the only person who thought this song was nearly identical to \"Wanna Be Like You\" from Jungle Book! :D
Originally Posted by marc: this song smacks of squirrel nut zippers (percussion and vocals). lively little ballad
Interesting observation Marc. I agree, especially about the vocals! I love the Zippers. Entrain is a very popular group amongst the flock here at Radio Paradise. Perhaps they just might check out the Squirrel Nut Zippers now. Peace.
this song smacks of squirrel nut zippers (percussion and vocals). lively little ballad
Am I mistaken or is this a total ripoff of that Jungle Book song?
Wooo-hooooo, Entrain!! Love it!!
My favorite song off this GREAT album. Can\'t get enough Entrain.