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Out of Canton, Ohio

The O’Jays

were an American R & B trio

whose ’70s  chart topping songs

secured their place in the annals of popular music history.

 

Their 1972 hit

Love Train

invites the global community to be as one, “to start a love train”

spreading a message of peace, good will

collective cooperation, reciprocal respect / understanding-

For 2016,

people of the world

embark on the journey towards this end

“start a love train”.

ojays, clevelandcom

The O’Jays:  Eddie Levert, Walter Williams and the late William Powell

(image from cleveland.com)

 

 

 

Love Train

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

(lyrics from metrolyrics.com)

 

The O’Jays perfom

Love Train

(Soul Train music show, 1972)