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Cat Stevens — Peace Train
Album: Teaser and the Firecat
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Released: 1971
Length: 3:55
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Now, I've been happy lately,
Thinkin' about the good things to come
And I believe it could be;
Something good has begun.

Oh, I've been smilin' lately,
Dreamin' about the world as one
And I believe it could be;
Some day it's going to come

'Cause out on the edge of darkness,
There rides a peace train.
Oh, peace train take this country.
Come take me home again.

Now, I've been smiling lately,
Thinkin' about the good things to come
And I believe it could be;
Something good has begun.

Oh, peace train soundin' louder.
Glide on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now peace train.

Yes, peace train holy roller.
Everyone jump on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now peace train.

Get your bags together.
Go bring your good friends too
Because it's gettin' nearer;
It soon will be with you.

Now, come and join the livin'.
It's not so far from you
And it's gettin' nearer;
Soon it will all be true.

Oh, peace train soundin' louder.
Glide on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now peace train.
Peace train.

Now, I've been cryin' lately,
Thinkin' about the world as it is.
Why must we go on hating?
Why can't we live in bliss?

'Cause out on the edge of darkness,
There rides a peace train.
Oh, peace train take this country.
Come take me home again.

Oh, peace train soundin' louder.
Glide on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now peace train.

Yes, peace train holy roller.
Everyone jump on the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, come on, come on.
Yeah, come on, peace train.
Yes, it's the peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
Come on, now peace train.
Peace train.
Ooh, ah, ee, ah, ooh, ah.
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 yeastiebeastie wrote:
What an ugly irony. Stevens, as many of you may know, is Islamic. You may not know that he all but endorsed the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie. Although he has somewhat distanced himself from his earlier remarks (put charitably, he has clarified their context; https://catstevens.com/articles/00013/index.html) - he hardly presents a model for the sort of social and religious tolerence that might allow a "peace train" to roll into the real world. If he was an evangelical Christian and had made comparable remarks I seriously question whether RP would have played this song. Anyway, I like the Lennon song that preceded this one a whole lot better...


 

Cat Stevens, or Yusuf Islam, as he prefers to call himself, has done a lot more for world peace than most of us.
Wiki says: He has received two honorary doctorates and awards for promoting peace from two organisations founded by Mikhail Gorbachev.
i always hear "E string" instead of "peace train"
yeastiebeastie wrote:
What an ugly irony. Stevens, as many of you may know, is Islamic.
cuz we all know the only thing Islamics to to trains is blow them up, am i right? :beat: what an ugly bigotry...
I love this song and it is not because of the message behind it. In certain cases I don\'t think this \"Peace Train\" is the best option, but this song has great lyrics and a unique sound that makes it one my favs. :clap:
Originally Posted by yeastiebeastie: What an ugly irony. Stevens, as many of you may know, is Islamic. You may not know that he all but endorsed the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie. Although he has somewhat distanced himself from his earlier remarks (put charitably, he has clarified their context; https://catstevens.com/articles/00013/index.html) - he hardly presents a model for the sort of social and religious tolerence that might allow a "peace train" to roll into the real world. If he was an evangelical Christian and had made comparable remarks I seriously question whether RP would have played this song. Anyway, I like the Lennon song that preceded this one a whole lot better...
Since when should a radio station take one's political and religious beliefs into consideration when playing an artist's music, except when a given song is openly attacking one specific person or group? Should station producers hold up the flag of christianity and the american form of democracy and capitalism? Really now, it is a song, nothing more. Let it remain a song and if you personally don't like it then change the station. Don't assume that a producer has any responsibility to uphold the ideals that you think should be upheld because you have been socialized in the specific manner in which you have been socialized.
What an ugly irony. Stevens, as many of you may know, is Islamic. You may not know that he all but endorsed the fatwa issued against Salman Rushdie. Although he has somewhat distanced himself from his earlier remarks (put charitably, he has clarified their context; https://catstevens.com/articles/00013/index.html) - he hardly presents a model for the sort of social and religious tolerence that might allow a \"peace train\" to roll into the real world. If he was an evangelical Christian and had made comparable remarks I seriously question whether RP would have played this song. Anyway, I like the Lennon song that preceded this one a whole lot better...
Originally Posted by Schmoopie: Let's all jump onto the Peace Train!! :)
Absolutely.
I had to finally sign up just to say there couldn\'t have been a better song for today. :notworthy:
Let\'s all jump onto the Peace Train!! :)