Ghost Trains Grey Tracks
As Australians, one of the most powerful attributes of our national identity is our uncanny ability to be everywhere. Whether hiking by the Yarlung Zangbi River in Southern Tibet or grabbing a 'coffee to go' on the streets of New York City, you will often find an Australian. After all, Australians are the 'world's travelers'.
'Ghost Trains Grey Tracks' is a metaphorical representation of the paradox of being near and far and for many Australians around the world, it matters not where we are or how we got there, what matters the most is where we've come from. The song in its original state was merely a journal entry I made one afternoon at a coffee shop in downtown Toronto. Upon hearing of The Australia Project and after giving some
thought to what it means at this point in history to take stock of our cultural identity, I wanted to make a small contribution, so I took the journal entry into the studio.
Dave Reachill is a British/Australian/Canadian singer-songwriter,
producer, wordsmith, painter, designer and self-confessed coffee addict.
Born in Cambridge, England, Dave emigrated to Australia in the late '80's. After having lived in Australia for over 14 years, Dave emigrated
a second time to Canada and currently resides in Toronto.