People & Trains In Scotland

As we travel through mountains and cities,
Sunshine and rain,
I look around and I wonder about the stories 
Of the people on this train.

A mother sits quietly 
with her arms around her son 
And I wonder where they’re headed
And where they came from.

There’s an old couple sitting together 
Seemingly happy, and free 
I wonder how many years they’ve had, 
And how many miles they’ve seen.

There’s a girl with headphones, sitting alone 
I wonder about her life 
And all that she’s known.
I wonder about her joys and her sorrows, 
Her hopes and her dreams 
As we pass by grass and sheep and rocky water streams.

I wonder if I’d been born here 
How my life would be
Would I always spend my time on trains
And sipping afternoon tea? 

Going to the other side of the world 
Is a funny thing  
I’ve seen water that glistens 
And mountains that sing. 
I’ve seen castles and cities and really old towns 
This is where I have the accent 
And I pay in “pounds.”

But really we’re not as different as it seems
Just like the girl with the headphones,
I have my own hopes and dreams. 
Really, we’re all just the same kind of people, 
chasing after the same kind of things. 

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