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Solomon Burke — Fast Train
Album: Don't Give Up On Me
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Total ratings: 422









Released: 2002
Length: 5:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well you've been on a fast train and it's going off the rails
And you can't come back can't come back together again
And you start breaking down
In the pouring rain
Well you've been on a fast train

When your lover has gone away don't it make you feet so sad
And you go on a journey way into the land
And you start breaking down
'Cos you're under the strain
And you jump on a fast train

You had to go on the lam you stepped into no-man's land
Ain't nobody here on your waveband
Ain't nobody gonna give you a helping hand
And you start breaking down
And just go into the sound
When you hear that fast train

And you keep moving on to the sound of the wheels
And deep inside your heart you really know oh, just how it feels
And you start breaking down and go into the pain
Keep on moving on a fast train

You're way over the line next thing you're out of your mind
And you're out of your depth in through the window she crept
Oh there's nowhere to go in the sleet and the snow
Just keep on moving on a fast train

You had to go on the lam stepping in no-man's land
Ain't nobody here on your waveband
Nobody even gonna lend you a helping hand
Oh and you're so alone can you really make it on your own
Keep on moving on a fast train

Oh going nowhere, except on a fast train
Oh trying to get away from the past
Oh keep on moving keep on moving on a fast train
Going nowhere across the desert sand through the barren waste
On a fast train going nowhere
On a fast train going nowhere
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OK!  So this is the Solomon Burke I've heard about ... but not "heard".  He's pretty good, eh?
Most Excellent music on a rainy late morning, transcendent sincerity  : )
What a beautiful simple tune, with nothing flashy in the way of chord changes or overly fancy poetry, and a deceptively rolling rhythm, relying on subtly increasing insertions of organ and backing vocals to carry it through to its peak and then its sudden halt. Really nice, honestly done  - I'd welcome more by him.
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:


No,but I got milk, I'm lactating!!
 
dreadpixie wrote:



no one wants to hear that
 
Oh, you'd be surprised... {#Wink}


 MarkCz wrote:
I'd love to hear Van Morrison join him on this one.

  Yeah, this whole song has a Van feel. Good thing Van acknowledges his influences.

 calypsus_1 wrote:

• Solomon Burke & Bill Welsh_0013 copy  by Artamia
https://www.flickr.com/photos/artamia/

2005 Santa Cruz BluesFest, Aptos Park• • Bill Welsh, a great peronality, former Commodores* band manager, started the tradition of Santa-Cruz BluesFest !

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and owner of "MOE'S ALLEY" the only blues club in Scruz....
 paradisepig wrote:
Wowzers loving this guys voice...sorry to say I don't think I have come across him before{#Dance} 

 

he quit music in the 70s and went back to preaching....
{#Clap}
Wowzers loving this guys voice...sorry to say I don't think I have come across him before{#Dance} 
Why is the Rattle and Hum album cover on Solomon's song?
Yeah baby bring the soul....

Only 177 ratings ? wtf is wrong

9


He makes it seem so effortless and natural. Super.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Excellent!
All those hip-hop posers can't hold a candle to this guy.
 

What does one have to do with the other? I suppose I like Mr. Burke better than Luciana Pavarotti too, but don't see what either has to do with the price of eggs in china.{#Stupid}
Great song from a great album. Train song + soul + Solomon Burke = most excellent!
 lmic wrote:
R.I.P.
 
I didn't know he died last year...but I also didn't know he was 350 pounds. Guess I just always enjoyed his music, knowing very little about the man.
R.I.P.

• Solomon Burke & Bill Welsh_0013 copy  by Artamia
https://www.flickr.com/photos/artamia/

  • 2005 Santa Cruz BluesFest, Aptos Park
• • Bill Welsh, a great peronality, former Commodores* band manager, started the tradition of Santa-Cruz BluesFest !

Copyright All rights reserved

.
I'd love to hear Van Morrison join him on this one.
King Solomon, first and unique!
The ease of his voice and the complexity of the feelings he evokes are what make this guy monumental for me
I listened to this many times after a record store worker suggested it and this track and "Diamond in your mind" were my favorite and great to sing back-up to.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Excellent!
All those hip-hop posers can't hold a candle to this guy.
 
{#Clap}

solomon 's fantastic!
what a soul!!!!!!!!
Solomon Burke - Fast Train
Cactus Brothers - Big Train
Terry Allen - New Delhi Freight Train
Savoy Brown - Train to Nowhere

OK, how about some Smokestack Lightnin' to round out this set?

He'll be playing the Ground Zero in Choctaw, Ms this weekend.  Y'all come.



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JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
No,but I got milk, I'm lactating!!
no one wants to hear that
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
got soul? he sure does!!! thanks RP. :bounce:
No,but I got milk, I'm lactating!!
ce wrote:
Yep, mine! :sunny: I saw Solomon Burke at Tivoli in Utrecht about a year ago. Brilliant concert. I went there utterly depressed (don't ask), but went home smiling. Best. Feel-good. Music. Ever.
Great upload ce! I love this guy's music :clap:
ce wrote:
I saw Solomon Burke at Tivoli in Utrecht about a year ago. Brilliant concert. I went there utterly depressed (don't ask), but went home smiling. Best. Feel-good. Music. Ever.
Hey hello, Ce! Good to see you, it's been a while. Great upload. Probably it's only truly meaningful (soulful!) music that can have such an effect.
Johray63 wrote:
Wow, Solomon Burke! Was it anyone's upload? Timeless Soul! :clap:
Yep, mine! :sunny: I saw Solomon Burke at Tivoli in Utrecht about a year ago. Brilliant concert. I went there utterly depressed (don't ask), but went home smiling. Best. Feel-good. Music. Ever.
Freebish wrote:
Love this tune--everything on this album is great--all covers--even a Dylan tune. Oh yeah, and Tom Waits.
Oh great :( just what I need. Another CD to add to my Amazon wishlist! :D
Love this tune--everything on this album is great--all covers--even a Dylan tune. Oh yeah, and Tom Waits.
Wisely done. :clap:
got soul? he sure does!!! thanks RP. :bounce:
You can play more of this. I don\'t believe I\'ve ever heard Keb Mo on radioparadise. His style is very similar to this.
Originally Posted by gypsy222: Man, this is awesome stuff. The whole groove of this song just hits me so hard. I love it.
(I'll just repeat what I said on the board a minute ago, gypsy222 :lol:) Wow, Solomon Burke! Was it anyone's upload? Timeless Soul! :clap:
Man, this is awesome stuff. The whole groove of this song just hits me so hard. I love it.
never heard that, top notch
Love that organ, and the voice ain\'t bad either
this song rocks. good friday morning work music.
Great stuff from an old pro, :cool: