Riff: Jason Aldean – “Night Train”

Aug 27, 2013

The thought of you driving me insane/Come on, baby, let’s go listen to the night train

from Night Train lyrics by Jason Aldean

As country stars love their songs about booze, the hope was for a humorously-depraved love letter to the infamous bum-wine. Instead a barrel of vague, pasted together cliches arrives about an outdoor snuggle session. Country’s at its best when it’s in on the joke – call it a missed opportunity.

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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