From the recording Wayward Son
"Meanwhile you run alongside the platform, you wave, you brush something from your eye
And in the heat of the moment you say all kinds of things you don’t mean,
.....you say things like 'Goodbye...'
All Aboard c Wayne Gillespie 1984 (Key B)
1) Hear the sirens moaning “All Aboard”
See the streamers flowing just like her tears oh Lord
Just like a Sunday movie you’ve seen a thousand times
But when it’s your turn to play that part still you forget your lines
Perhaps it’s just as well
2) Oh railway carriage you shunt and shake
As you follow the leader no decisions to make
Meanwhile you run alongside the platform, you wave, you brush something from your eye
And in the heat of the moment you say all kinds of things you don’t mean, you say things like “ Goodbye”.
But he just wants to reach out and touch the stars
He wants to be the captain of his own fate
He’s thrown away all those lucky charms
He knows he has to get out and .. make that break.
3) So that plane taxi’s towards the runway
And though you haven’t gone soon you’ll be on your way
They say that the leaving is the dangerous part
You could lose and engine or .. you could lose a heart.
4) Ocean liner your so strong
You take me away from my baby now, for so long
And as I’m leaving that port behind
I’m wondering if she was just being brave when she said “ I don’t mind, I don’t mind….no really I don’t mind”
“Perhaps it’s just as well
Perhaps it’s just as well”