Song Lyric Sunday – Trains – “Love Train”

“People all over the world
Join hands
Start a love train, love train”



Written by Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff, Love Train was a hit single released by the O’Jays in 1972. In early 1973, it reached number one on R&B Singles and the Billboard Hot 100 and was the O’Jays only number one hit on the pop chart.

Coincidentally, Love Train entered the Hot 100’s Top 40 on the same day the Paris Peace Accords were signed to end the war in Vietnam.



People all over the world (everybody)
Join hands (join)
Start a love train, love train
People all over the world (all the world, now)
Join hands (love ride)
Start a love train (love ride), love train

The next stop that we make will be England
Tell all the folks in Russia and China, too
Don’t you know that it’s time to get on board
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through
Well, well

People all over the world (you don’t need no money)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train (don’t need no ticket, come on)
People all over the world (Join in, ride this train)
Join in (Ride this train, y’all)
Start a love train (Come on, train), love train

All of you brothers over in Africa
Tell all the folks in Egypt and Israel, too
Please don’t miss this train at the station
‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you
Well

People all over the world (Sisters and brothers)
Join hands (join, come on)
Start a love train (ride this train, y’all), love train (Come on)
People all over the world (Don’t need no tickets)
Join hands (come on, ride)
Start a love train, love train

Ride, let it ride
Let it ride
Let it ride
People, ain’t no war
People all over the world (on this train)
Join in (ride the train)
Start a love train, love train (ride the train, y’all)
People all over the world (come on)
Join hands (you can ride or stand, yeah)
Start a love train, love train (makin’ love)
People all over the world (’round the world, y’all)
Join hands (come on)
Start a love train, love train

Songwriters: Kenny Gamble and Leon Huff

Love Train lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Universal Music Publishing Group, BMG Rights Management


Thanks to A Unique Title for Me for hosting this challenge again this week. It’s so much fun!


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Thanks for adding this song Ashley. It belongs here with all the other great train songs from today.

    Liked by 1 person

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