This Train is my Life

'Distant lights from the wrong side of the tracks'
The wrong side of the tracks is a term meaning someone who comes from a bad or less prosperous part of town. The phrase arose because train tracks would often delimit neighbourhood boundaries, particularly where there was a racial divide.

3 comments:

  1. Hi, does anyone know what the line 'You & I are movie rich' means?

    ReplyDelete
  2. I'd always interpreted that to perhaps mean: "We are wealthy as Film Stars..."?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I took it as they watched A LOT of movies on those long train rides. Thus they are "movie rich."

      Delete

Thanks for your comments.

All comments are moderated, so apologies if it doesn't appear right away!