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Little Feat — Two Trains
Album: Dixie Chicken
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Released: 1973
Length: 2:56
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In 1966 I found my love
In 1967 I had all there was
And as my time went by I was satisfied
Until that situation took me by surprise

Now there's two trains runnin' - on that line
One train's me, and the other's a friend of mine
You know it would be all right, be just fine
If the woman took one train, and left the other behind

Illusion it is just the same conclusion
I don't know how to play the game
Of what it is or how it's going to be
When one train is my friend and the other train is me

Easy, I say easy, I can't push or shove her
So I guess I really care
Now I'm not one to hide my love behind a lock and key
But if things keep going the way they are there's no place left for me

There's two trains runnin' - on that line
One train's me, and the other's a friend of mine
You know it would be all right, be just fine
If the woman took one train, and left the other behind

Two trains, two trains, two trains, two trains
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 primm wrote:
{#Cowboy} what a great album and song thanks bill ! brings back memories , got to see them severl times with Lowell George awesome
 
I saw them both with and without Lowell, always a good show. Haven't seen them since Richie passed (RIP).
Some of Lowell's best slide playing. I can recall hearing this at a college party and being knocked out.
This is just so kick ass...had to raise to outstanding.
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Xcuse my ignorance but I thought it was Robert Palmer. {#Redface}

 
prob cuz palmer used little feat as his bk up band for his first severl albums / which are very very good by the way
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Xcuse my ignorance but I thought it was Robert Palmer. {#Redface}

 
Understandable.  The first time I heard some of Palmer's work I thought it was Little Feat.
Xcuse my ignorance but I thought it was Robert Palmer. {#Redface}
Inspired by the case of "Jubilee Jim" Fisk, a 19th century railroad financier killed on account of a love triangle. When Fisk discovered that his girlfriend was sleeping with his business partner (the guy who later shot him), and she declined to make a forced choice between them, Fisk replied, “No, Josie, it won’t do. You can’t run two engines on the same track in contrary directions at the same time.” https://www.murderbygaslight.com/.../06/jubilee-jim-fisk.html
{#Cowboy} what a great album and song thanks bill ! brings back memories , got to see them severl times with Lowell George awesome
Along with POCO, Loggins & Messina, Orleans, LeRoux, The Feat - most under-rated bands of the 70's.  All of those bands were fantastic live too.  Some of them still are including what's left of the Feat.
COOL.
 ziakut wrote:
I've always thought that Little Feat sounded the way Grateful Dead wish they did. Maybe I'm way off here, but that's what I think. I do think, however, that both were really better as a live band.

 
Nicely stated
The bonus with this band: They had some of the best album covers ever. 
  nagsheadlocal wrote:
Frank Zappa and Lowell George are gone and the Justin Beibers of the world are still with us.

Just no justice in this universe, I tell ya. 
  

Cynaera wrote:

Sad but true.  Still, who's gonna remember Justin Beiber five years from now? (Small consolation, I know, but we must take our silver linings where we find them.)
 
Remember the sweet, strong and beautiful
Yes!!! Feats!!!
Screaming slide on a Monday morning. Works for me! Turning it up.
{#Bananajam}
Always did like Little Feet.
 ziakut wrote:
I've always thought that Little Feat sounded the way Xxxxxxxx Xxxx Lynyrd Skynyrd wish they did. 
 
I love Little Feet...I miss them!
I've always thought that Little Feat sounded the way Grateful Dead wish they did. Maybe I'm way off here, but that's what I think. I do think, however, that both were really better as a live band.
much love to you for starting off my morning with some honey-dripping Southern music. a thousand thanks!
Okay, Sparky, how about you offer us your alternate interpretation of the meaning of the serpentine accordian--or was it an accidental inclusion in the artwork?

pushkinjim wrote:



The only comment I can give to such an ignorant statement like that is "what an idiot!" First of all, the accordian is "looking outward", so how you can get that it's "peering" in any other direction is just from your own sex-obsessed idiocity.
 


I expect everyone has noticed the scary monster mug on the head of the accordian.
 Tippster wrote:

Start with Waitin' for Columbus and go from there.  Best Live album ever, IMHO.

 
Thanks, added it to my Spotify "to listen" pile.
 jbunniii wrote:
Never got around to listening to these guys. On the strength of this song, it sounds like I should.

 
Start with Waitin' for Columbus and go from there.  Best Live album ever, IMHO.
 miahfost wrote:
What does this song mean? I do not really get Bill's insinuations.
 
Yeah Bill, what gives? I looked all over for the meaning, but found ziltch.


Then there's the guy who links the lyrics with STDs? !?


Wholey Kow!!
Never got around to listening to these guys. On the strength of this song, it sounds like I should.

marvelous...  love this song soooo much...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 

What a live song: back in the day whe Lowell was still fronting they tore this song up...

{#Clap}


 wycado wrote:
Listening to this album is for me always happy and sad at the same time. Man, I miss hearing this band. I was living in Germany and had a live Little Feat concert recorded that was on one of the German channels. RIP, Little Feat.
 
dude, they still tour (minus L.G. of course), and still put on a fun show.
actually an allan toussaint song, who you don't play enough of
great song and fabulous album cover too! 
 oufason wrote:
Released: 1987???

That must be a reissued date.  Never thought it went out of print
 
Willing to bet that's the Compact Disc release.  The original release was 1973, of course.



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...



What a great talent...vale Lowell George


absolutely incredible...  love it...

 


We be dancing...  love it...


Released: 1987???

That must be a reissued date.  Never thought it went out of print
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
Frank Zappa and Lowell George are gone and the Justin Beibers of the world are still with us.

Just no justice in this universe, I tell ya. 
 
Sad but true.  Still, who's gonna remember Justin Beiber five years from now? (Small consolation, I know, but we must take our silver linings where we find them.)

Nice!
Fantastic song from a fantastic album.


perfect...


 PeeBee wrote:
It's always good to hear Little Feat!
 
That's exacty what I think, Mr. Neighbour. {#Mrgreen}

It's always good to hear Little Feat!
Has this been remastered? Remarkably clear. If so, I need a new set of Feats CDs . . . 
Ah, Lowell . . . come back, come back.
 miamizsun wrote:
 
I'am a DC boy and for awhile they used to play around town for free and I got to see them a few times.
ALWAYS KICK ASS 
Musically, this would sound good with "Son of a Preacher Man." (Lyrically, it might be a little disjunct {#Lol})
Frank Zappa and Lowell George are gone and the Justin Beibers of the world are still with us.

Just no justice in this universe, I tell ya. 

The mentioned broadcast in German TV (in the early eighties, I guess) was the first time I saw Little Feat. Didn´t impress me much, though. Only years later I re-discovered them: one of the best bands ever. The albums with Lowell George: simply the very best.




This song is soooo gooood for the ears...


Dang near three decades now, and I still miss that Craftsman 11/16th socket wrench....

Listening to this album is for me always happy and sad at the same time. Man, I miss hearing this band. I was living in Germany and had a live Little Feat concert recorded that was on one of the German channels. RIP, Little Feat.
67nj wrote:
i'm second
second = first loser :doh: :sunny:
slowhand wrote:
One of the greatest songs from one of the best bands ever. Man I miss Lowell - top 5 best live shows I ever saw.
Mine too! I was lucky enough to see them several times with Lowell.
Last song Lowell ever played BTW.
Love that smokin hot slide guitar! Little Feat set the bar way way high (I was most of the time, too)
Kind of gross lyrics for this day and age although back in those promiscuous days even herpes was a distant rumor. Not that I was promiscuous ,I was 8 the year this song first references.
ThePoose wrote:
I love the phallic, snakelike accordion peering and leering straight at her bush.
The only comment I can give to such an ignorant statement like that is "what an idiot!" First of all, the accordian is "looking outward", so how you can get that it's "peering" in any other direction is just from your own sex-obsessed idiocity.
One of the greatest songs from one of the best bands ever. Man I miss Lowell - top 5 best live shows I ever saw.
kazuma wrote:
Personally, I prefer the version from the Lowell George solo project (Thanks I'll Eat It Here). But I'll take what I can get. :music:
& then there's the version on Hoy Hoy! which is great too, great song, no matter how you slice it!
I love the phallic, snakelike accordion peering and leering straight at her bush.
Good stuff. Saw them live at the Vogue back in '78.
kazuma wrote:
Personally, I prefer the version from the Lowell George solo project (Thanks I'll Eat It Here). But I'll take what I can get. :music:
Eeeeeeaaheasy, I said easy! Both are stellar in their own right.
Personally, I prefer the version from the Lowell George solo project (Thanks I'll Eat It Here). But I'll take what I can get. :music:
Love the accordion as snake symbol. Look at the face of that menacing serpent next to her muff!
:jump: :bounce: Love this song!
Two degrees in Be Bop, a PHD in swing, their the masters of rythm, and my rock and roll king
:clap:
more feat at last..thank y'all !!!!
Atchey wrote:
More songs from this cool album!
Yes please!! :dance:
miahfost wrote:
What does this song mean? I do not really get Bill's insinuations.
It's simply about two guys (friends) in love with the same woman. Didn't hear Bill's comment but that's how I've always interpreted the song.
What does this song mean? I do not really get Bill's insinuations.
Ahhhh, Rebecca chose to add my upload! :jump: Yet another Feats classic to the RPmix. Only bummer is that I missed hearing it. :grumpy:
I think I am eighth, which is not too bad.
More songs from this cool album!
UltraNurd wrote:
And your prize is...?
Radio Paradise, and excellent music of course!
Antigone wrote:
I'm first I'm first!
And your prize is...?
Thanks for the Feat !
Cool!!
i'm second
I'm first I'm first!