Playing With Electric Trains

Playing With Electric Trains
(Difford/Dunnery/Heitor)

When I was crowned a mummy’s boy by friends I didn’t like
I made a meal of trips to school upon my fathers bike
And I used to sit between his legs perched on a piece of wood
And if it ever rained on us I slipped beneath his hood
At home the radio was on it wall papered all those years
the world was such a simple place with music to my ears

From Julie Andrews to Gerry Garcia life was all fun and games
I was out of my head, and underneath my bed playing with electric trains

I met my friends at Sunday school and playing on the field
inside my bedroom there I found the future was concealed
My records stacked up in a pile collected from the chart
With pictures pinned up on the wall I found my beating heart
And at home the stereo was on my feet stomped the floor
A Fender willow cricket bat had left me wanting more

From Julie Andrews to Gerry Garcia life was all fun and games
I was out of my head and underneath my bed playing with electric trains

Kneeling with my torch light turning my transformer
Sleeping with my wet dreams with my eyeballs stuck in readers’ wives
Pubic hairs were proudly counted everyday I woke
Manhood took me slowly down and down and down……

I chased the girls and made them cry my hair grew down my back
The contents of my teenage years were spent down in the sack
And I played guitar and formed a band I puked up all night long
As people came to sit and stare while I raced through my song
At home there was sadly nothing on my childhood had to end
The Sound of Music passed me by just like the Grateful Dead

From Julie Andrews to Gerry Garcia life was all fun and games
I was out of my head and underneath my bed playing with electric trains

From Julie Andrews to Gerry Garcia
Climbing in that photograph I can touch my stupid face
I chose the road to here and now and this very special place
Where all I am is all I breathe its a sober world I chase
So I can fix these broken tracks playing with electric trains

EMI / Francis Dunery Music / EMI

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