Comments: Music -- If You Stretch The Term

"Long, Black Train" is a recent country song I've heard on the radio a couple times. I can't remember who sings it, but he sounds a lot like Johnny Cash. I assume it's a cover of someone else's original.

Posted by Robert the Llama Butcher at December 3, 2004 01:26 PM

Even more interesting, because I don't think either Justin or The Boy would have heard that song. Still the long, black train is a relatively common motif, but not one I expected my five year old to pick up on.

Posted by Jordana at December 3, 2004 01:30 PM

Josh Turner age 26. It is a song he wrote when he was 18 and the long black train symbolizes sin and death. Maybe the Boy is a closet Country fan.

Posted by Larry Anderson at December 7, 2004 04:24 PM

The boy is an admitted bluegrass and Johnny Cash fan, but I don't think he's listening to country stations behind my back. I hang my head in shame, but every radio we own is tuned to the local public radio station.

Posted by Jordana at December 7, 2004 04:31 PM