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Ah, the song that started it all . . .

One night while studying late at Belmont University's library, Josh Turner came across some old Hank Williams recordings. After listening intently to the records on into the wee hours of the morning and becoming very moved by the music, Josh Turner had a religious vision of a huge, shiny black train that was unloading and loading passengers. This metaphor, which Josh Turner interpreted to symbolize temptation, would become the inspiration for "Long Black… read more

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There's a long black train
Coming down the line
Feeding off the souls that are lost and crying
Rails of sin only evil remains

Josh Turner - Long Black Train Lyrics


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  • It's great to see Randy Travis and hear him singing too.
  • yeeeesss awesome voice
  • My daddys name is Josh :) but man i always loved this song..me ad my grandma (catholic school teacher) sing it together
  • Very good message.
  • Amen.
  • Amazing song.. love it!
  • love all his music
  • used to sing it all day long
  • If this doesn't sound like Johnny Cash, I'll eat Ned Pepper's hat.

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