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History Train

from Song​-​A​-​Week by Michael Shoup

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Welcome to the seventh episode of Song-A-Week!

Wow, I cannot believe that this is already the 7th one of these. Sometimes, these things just fly by!

I'm back from some time out of town and spent this week totally pumped to put this song out. It was inspired by a blog reader who recently went through a divorce after many years of marriage, and I hope a lot you can relate... I certainly related to the message she sent me. Thanks Barb.

Big thanks to Danny Young for shooting this week. Welcome back to Nashville, bud.

Lyrics and Tech details below!




Our story ends where I begin again
I'm going it alone
I'm fine

Still navigating back to new and then
Old memories come
Crashing from behind

Now I'm back on track but it's not the same
I'm haunted by my history train
It's got speed and it won't leave me behind

So somebody call an engineer
Cause my ear's to the rail and all I hear's
That wailing whistle blowing through my mind
And it says

I check the manifest for all my friends
But I don't belong
On this line

And though the radio says clear ahead
I'm firing up my engine
For this climb

Chorus x2


from Song​-​A​-​Week, released February 1, 2011
Shot with an iPhone 4 using an Owle Bubo. Editing done in Final Cut Pro and extra audio editing in Logic.

Song-A-Week is a weekly video blog where I take submissions / ideas from readers of my blog and pick one [or a few] each week to write a song about. Viewers can submit ideas at the URL above, and a new song will be posted every Tuesday.




Michael Shoup Nashville, Tennessee

My mother calls me Michael. My friends call me Shoup.

A Songwriter, Storyteller, Pixel Manipulator, and Entropic Strategist, I make music and tools for others like myself.

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