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20th Century Express

This song is by Mavis Staples and appears on the album Time Waits For No One (1989).

Screams cry out in the dead of night
From the crack house across the street
You're comin' down with a sudden migraine
And here it is almost three
Next door they're fightin' again
Somebody's done somebody wrong
And some freak keeps calling up
Want a quickie on the telephone

You try and try to close your eyes at night
But all you do is toss and turn until broad daylight

Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express

Fast food chains keep popping up
Everybody's eatin' on the run
Hamburgers, French fries, hurry please
But hold the indigestion
The rush hour traffic slows you down
As you race against the clock
But fasten your seatbelts everyone
There are no intermediate stops

You try and try to keep pace with the times
You try and get one step ahead, but you fall two steps behind

Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express

Ooh yeah, all day, on rey, all say, I say, he say, OK,
Ok, ok, ok, ok

You try and try to close your eyes at night
But all you do is toss and turn until broad daylight

Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express

Running to the crack house
People gettin' sprung out
Welcome aboard
(Welcome, welcome aboard the 20th Century Express)

Livin' in the fast lane
Too much cocaine
Welcome aboard
(Welcome, welcome aboard the 20th Century Express)

The world keep revolvin'
And ain't nobody stoppin'
Welcome, oh yes
(Welcome, welcome aboard the 20th Century Express)

Welcome, welcome
Welcome aboard the 20th Century Express

We're livin' too fast, y'all
Babies makin' babies, hear?
Oh, welcome the 20th Century Express

Credits

Written by:

Homer Banks Wikipedia16; Lester Snell

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