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Louise Mosrie: Music

Last Train (Lorelei)

(Louise Mosrie)
August 16, 2017
Louise Mosrie

The Last Train (Lorelei)

By Louise Mosrie/Zoe Cat Music (BMI)

 

Ticket in hand

All I own in my bag

Mother’s tears burning my eyes.

 

Father won’t salute

The men in brown suits

He’s sending me to Amsterdam tonight.

 

Goodbye Lorelei

Your song won’t haunt me anymore

My (Your) heartache leaves me cold

Goodbye Lorelei

Suitcase waiting by the door

And winter welling in my soul

On the last train before the war.

 

1939

Climb the hill one last time

All the riverboats safely tied

Near rock Lorelei

 

Where as the legend goes

A mermaid sings alone

Calling young men to drown in her eyes.

 

Chorus

 

 

Sirens call to men at sea

To wreck themselves against the shoals.

Drunk on lies till it’s much too late

To save their souls.

 

It’s 80 years since then.

Never saw my family again, but

I made a good life in St. Paul

 

My daughter Lorelei

She keeps vigil by my side

There, I hear the whistle now - like an old friend come to call…

 

 

 

Goodbye Lorelei

Your song will haunt me ever more

But this world leaves me cold

Goodbye Lorelei

Suitcase waiting by the door

And winter close against my soul

On the last train before the war

On the last train

On the last train….