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September 26, 2004

Stop That Train

So what was Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam thinking, trying to fly into the USA? We're a nation at war, and he's an outspoken peace advocate. Of course we had to divert his plane and deport him immediately — before he could threaten our security with his soul-searching folk songs!

written by Rick Aster + performed by Rick Aster (vocals) and Z Train

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Stop that train! I hear them talking about peace!
Get out the tanks and guns and call the police.
We can't have peace in a country at war.
If anyone comes to disagree we've got to lock the door.
Send the word out to every land and every nation
That you can't ride your peace train into this station.

Stop that train! That cat is singing about love!
That's the craziest crazy idea I ever heard of.
We can't let love into a cauldron of hate.
Oh, baby, it's a dangerous world, and it's hard to debate.
Bring in the Federal Bureau of Investigation
'Cause you can't ride your peace train into this station.

The peace train sounds so loud
I know that's not allowed
The peace train sounds so loud
I know that's not allowed

Stop that train! I think I see a light!
And on a such a dark, dark day, that wouldn't be right.
Stop that train and turn out every light in it
'Cause morning has broken, and we've got to fix it this minute!
If T is for Tillerman, then D is for Deportation
And you can't ride your peace train into this station.

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