Shut Up Train
Lyrics Little Big Town

Written by: Luke Laird, Hillary Lindsey, Chris Tompkins

Produced by: Wayne Kirkpatrick

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Shut up train I'm trying to sleep
Can't you show me a little sympathy
This is the only time I can get any peace
So shut up train I'm tryin' to sleep

Every time the front door shakes
Every time I hear the brakes
And that long whistle cryin' through the night
I'm reminded of the way I feel
Just like that cold black steel
Gettin' crushed by your wheels tonight
I don't need no more pain so shut up train

I hope you're happy now I am wide awake
Now I gotta deal with every ounce of this heartache
While you're moving on, I'm stuck in this place
It's all your fault so shut up train

Every time the front door shakes
Every time I hear the brakes
And that long whistle cryin' through the night
I'm reminded of the way I feel
Just like that cold black steal
Gettin' crushed by your wheels tonight
I can't take no more pain so shut up train

Shut up train, stop rubbin' it in
You've made your point
I give up, you win
You win

All the noise, all the pain, every night same ole thing
(Go on)
Why don't you shut up train, go on shut up train
(Go on)
I give up, I give in, raise the flag, let you win
(Go on)
Why don't you shut up train, go on and shut up train
(Go on)
Oh shut up train
(Go on)

Shut up train

Song facts

"We heard this song early on in the making of this record and kind of instantly knew we wanted to cut it. When I grew up in Indiana, there was a large train crossing just a few miles away from us. We were constantly going over those tracks, and you could always hear trains near our house. So, I understand this imagery a lot. I just really thought it was a beautiful way to connect it to pain or a reminder of a painful moment or a lost love or just anything that you're battling with in your head. With the vocal, it's me talking to another person or having a conversation in my head reflecting, and hopefully you get that." - Karen Fairchild

"That's one of my favorite tracks on the record, and it's all in the simplicity of it. It's very sparse, but there's a lot of emotion -- maybe it's the loneliness in the sparseness of the track that really connects with that lyric. Karen's vocal is amazing on that. She really delivered that song." - Jimi Westbrook

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