Billy Preston How Long Has The Train Been Gone

Waitin’ for that train they said was comin’

I had faith and waited patiently

But somethin’s tellin’ me I’m waitin’ hopelessly

For the train has come and gone on without me

I struggled day and night so I’d be ready

I tried to make things right inside of me

But I’ve got a feelin’ I’m mistaken

That the train won’t come in time to rescue me

How long has that train been gone?

Why did it leave and not take me? I wanna know

How long will the pain go on?

Will it last forever, will it never leave?

A friend of mine said he don’t go for Jesus

He don’t take no stock in all that stuff

But he wanted to believe ’cause I saw him on his knees

He was cryin’, “Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy! Lord have mercy, please!”

How long has that train been gone?

Tell me, why did it leave and not take me?

How long will the pain go on?

Will it last forever, last forever, last forever, last forever, last forever, will it never leave?

Oh yeah