With calls to England, Russia, China, Egypt, Israel and Africa, in 1973, with the Vietnam War getting increasingly uglier, the O’Jays carried on the theme of climbing aboard for unity and peace.
It’s a theme that never dies, especially married with a beat that that tempts the feet.
Playing for Change resurrected the tune in 2018, adding an even younger dimension and complete with appearances by big names in the music biz. It’s infectious.
Don’t you know that it’s time to get on board,
And let this train keep on riding, riding on through.
Please don’t miss this train at the station.
‘Cause if you miss it, I feel sorry, sorry for you.