Far off in the distance
She hears the engine scream

The tracks begin to rumble
They see a headlight gleam

The engine soon appears
Followed by the freights

It rolls on past the house
With its cargo and its crater

It leaves a haunting echo
As it quickly fades from sight

Steaming smoke from the engine
Disappears into the night

They don't know its destination
Or from where it came

Only that more will fly by
The roaring sounds the same.