New insight for "Graveyard Train" suggested by Theodore Louis Trost
Finding Fogerty on page 64, Trost interprets Fogerty's CCR Graveyard Train in a way that I never thought of before, or understood all these years. I always wondered what John was talking about? I thought he was just trying to be spooky or creepy.
"Graveyard Train (1969) also details an obsession with death. Late one night, in retreat from a lover's quarrel, "Rosie" collides with a bus at the crossroads. she and the passengers from the bus are all killed. Her lover, riddled with guilt, mourns the loss of all who died. He devotes particular grief to Rosie; their argument on that fateful night may have set the whole tragedy into motion. As a consequence, he cannot escape the sense that he is implicated in the deaths of 30 people. So he goes down to the railroad tracks to wait for the "graveyard train." that will take away his life and one more to the death count; 31, the inverse of 13."
It being the year 2013 - I wonder if that plays any significance in the superstitious mind of our favorite music artist, John Fogerty?
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