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The Rattle Of The Tracks

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The Rattle of the Tracks

The rattle of the tracks
the rattle of the tracks
The rattle of the tracks of the tanks
that made me so excited

The rattle of the tracks 
the rattle of the tracks
The rattle of the tracks of the tanks
that made me so excited

In the early morning light 
I heard them passing by
Jumped out of my bed 
and stared out in the dawn
I was just a foolish boy 
didn't know what's going on
Watched them stunned and speechless
As they passed the narrow streets

The rattle of the tracks 
the rattle of the tracks
The rattle of the tracks of the tanks
that made me so excited

The rattle of the tracks
the rattle of the tracks
The rattle of the tracks of the tanks
that made me so excited 

And I hoped that they would see me
Yes, I knew they were inside
I was trying to salute them
I was trying to stand tall
Oh, little boy, oh don't you know
we must be on our way
There's a scoundrel down the alley
There's a scoundrel in the streets

I was just a foolish boy 
didn't know what's going on
Watched them stunned an speechless
As they passed the narrow streets
Oh, little boy, oh don't you know 
we must be on our way
There's a scoundrel down the alley
There's a scoundrel in the streets


Growing up in peaceful sleepy Switzerland having a knack for jet fighters, Molotov cocktails, bombs and tanks - oh, innocent days of childhood. We never considered Molotov cocktails to be political weapons, we just liked the sound of breaking glass and the sight of burning fuel in our backyard. In those days Swiss army tanks did parts of their training in the streets. And man, did we love to watch that! The sound of the rattling tracks in the dawn and me and my brother would jump right out of our beds to watch the noisy parade. Later, after acquiring a pacifist attitude my brother looked at me as a traitor. He was building models of jet fighters and bombers into his twenties. Until one day he discovered the camera and started taking pictures of butterflies. Now, who said bombers turning into butterflies is not possible?
Musicians
Rick Schell: drums
Ethan Pilzer: bass
Doug Lancio: electric guitars

Martin Schaffner: vocals, acoustic guitar

Recorded 2003
at Sound Vortex Nashville


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