When I was young, I spent my summer days playin` on the track.
The sound of the wheels rollin` on the steel took me out, took me back.
Big Train from Memphis, Big Train from Memphis,
Now it`s gone gone gone, gone gone gone.
Like no one before, he let out a roar, and I just had to tag along.
Each night I went to bed with the sound in my head, and the dream was a song.
Well I`ve rode `em in and back out again - you know what they say about trains;
But I`m tellin` you when that Memphis train came through,
This ol` world was not the same.