Federation X "Nighttrain" Single

by Federation X

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This record was recorded in 2001 by Devon Flynn for Ian Vanek of Japanther's label TAPES.


released January 1, 2001

Recorded by Devon Flynn.



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Federation X Bellingham, Washington

Federation X is a rock band, originally formed in Bellingham, Washington, though now shares members between Bellingham and New York, New York. Founded by Ben Wildenhaus (guitar), bill badgley (guitar, vocals), and Beau Boyd (drums) in 1998. The band has toured the US, and has had two European tours, and a tour of Israel. ... more

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Track Name: Night train
Night train.

Sweet Mary got a lot on her mind... fell in love with a bricklayers son.
All the old folks say it's not their time... but one of these days those kids'll run.

All aboard! Night train!

Sweet Mary get it right this time... hop a night train to Baton Rouge.
Momma crying and her dad's out for blood but uh... what else can you do?
I pack my things and kiss my sister good bye... 'cause I know a good life is on the run.
We're gonna show 'em... sweet Mary and I... 'cause I'm that bricklayers son.

Let's go!

Oh Mary got a lot on your mind!
Oh Mary gonna live off our love.
Oh, we're gonna get it right this time.
Oh, baby gonna live off our love.

Quite an unlucky son... that's what they told me... born under a bad sign.

But I'm coming home.

All aboard! Night train!
Track Name: Mountain Lion
Mountain Lion.

A hey hey hey!

What if your baby says, "That's enough!" and "You don't give me what I need anymore!" She says that's enough!

Well I wanna know if you gotta get out of town, is that the only way?

A no no. It don't have to be enough.

She don't have to round up a good time.
She don't have to tame the mountain lion.

She comes walking up slow... too much whiskey for her mouth... she just slides up slow and says, "C'mon baby inside."

She don't have to round up a good time.
She don't have to tame the mountain lion.

She comes walking up slow... scaring the souls out of men... I believe that I've seen all I can... I'll never be here again.

A whole lotsa love.

I got a broken love! I wanna tell you about it! 'Cause I got hit two times!