Thomas Lee, Bo’s keyboardist, brought This Train to Bo and wanted to work on it with him. Bo thought it was already a great song — “What do you want me to do with it?”
But Bo did make a few changes, which Bo said probably “pissed Thomas off.” So, as Bo puts it, it’s a song Bo and Thomas wrote together, but Thomas did most of the work.
During his May 2007 acoustic show in Buffalo, Bo said that he got Tommy to give him the rights to This Train at knife point. “Don’t laugh, it’s true, wait until we see the Behind the Music story of it.”
The lyrics are here.