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The Last train to Paradise
Words and Music Chris Foster
copyright 2003 Chris Foster Music Publishing
What was known as a modern day marvel
A great railroad that crossed over sea
It defied all the whitecaps and the deep coral bed
And linked the whole world to the keys
Who should take on this lofty endeavor?
But a man who they said was obsessed
Who'd made millions of dollars refining crude oil
Now his focus was on reaching Key West
Skeptics and cynics who used pens as their lances
Took cheap shots at him and asked what were the chances
That the railroad you're building make good on the quest
Of rolling over the ocean right into Key West?
The Last train to paradise
They'd dubbed Flagler's folly for the use of a knife
Undeterred by their antics Henry went on with life
And drew up the plans for the last train to paradise.
It all started when he first came to Florida
His friends told him that he should retire
You could live off your wealth till the end of your days
But inside Henry still had his fire.
He said this place aint what it could be
With the weather so nice all year round
So I'll buy up the Halifax/ Jacksonville rail
And track it south from town to town.
We'll track over rivers and track over streams
We'll track over farmland and other mans dreams
We'll track it through mangroves and track it through the fields
And were we can't track we will dredge for the fill
We'll build the last train to paradise
New towns and new hotels where the wea
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