taken off the back of our train somewhere through the plains of USA…

Leaving It All Behind

I’m leaving on the next train to freedom
Your heart has kept me captive for too long
You think that I won’t leave until you tell me
so before I go I’m writing you this song.

We spent years building up this friendship
but you know I built it mostly by myself
You didn’t care enough to help but I loved you
Now it’s time to put it on the shelf.

I want to leave you far behind me
to get you out of heart and mind
I may be the best you’ll ever have
but you won’t be the best I’ll ever find.

You made sure to give less than expected
so I would have nothing I might repay
You told me that I owe you nothing
but then you stand there begging me to stay.

I’m leaving on the next train to freedom
Your heart has kept me captive for too long.
You think I can’t leave until you let me
As in so, so many ways, my love,… you are wrong.

by Rachel Leigh


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  • Carlos Teófilo
    Carlos Teófiloabout 6 years ago

    Fantastic capture dear Rachel.

  • Thank you Carlos so much!
    ps. I am uploading alot of images this evening… dont feel you have to comment on all of them :) I wont be hurt but I do love hearing from you! :)

    – Rachel Leigh

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Very nice!!! Love the pinkish horizon… This picture makes me a lil nostalgic…
    Great job Rachel! :)

  • This photo makes me think of you Dana and your writings… I was hoping you would like it :)

    – Rachel Leigh

  • Mariann Kovats
    Mariann Kovatsabout 6 years ago

    Very nice, I love the sky and you can just feel the training moving leaving this place behind! Great title too.

  • I used the orton effect with this one. It was kinda dreamy looking already but I thought the orton really gave it that feeling. Thanks for the comment:)

    – Rachel Leigh

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Thank you Rachel.. you are such a aweetheart! :) It made me think about me too..

  • DanaMS
    DanaMSabout 6 years ago

    Sweetheart I wanted to say… sorry..

  • Teresa Zieba
    Teresa Ziebaabout 6 years ago

    All I can say is WOW. Great comp and you are right, orton really gave it a little bit more dreamy quality. Excellent work.

  • Thank you!

    – Rachel Leigh

  • jayview
    jayviewabout 6 years ago
    wonderful – the treatment gives it a very moody quality
  • Thanks!

    – Rachel Leigh

  • Evita
    Evitaalmost 6 years ago

    Excellent capture!

  • Thank you Evita!!

    – Rachel Leigh

  • Mariann Kovats
    Mariann Kovatsalmost 6 years ago

    Congratulations on being featured! this is awesome!

  • Jack McCabe
    Jack McCabealmost 6 years ago

    You got my “Thumbs up” award!

    I can dig it!

    I’ve been around the US by rail three times.

  • Ahh.. thank you, then you have probably been on this track! From Chicago to Denver…. somewhere along the way about dawn :)

    – Rachel Leigh

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