Railway To Hogwarts

from by Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff



©2003 Jeff Bohnhoff

There’s a young man who lived
In a hole ‘neath the stairs
Now he’s riding the railway to Hogwarts.
When he gets there he hopes
When the sort is disclosed
The hat’s word will place him in Gryffindor.

Ooh, ooh, and he’s riding the railway to Hogwarts.
There’s a sign on the wall
But he wants to be sure
‘Cause you know if he’s wrong it’ll be a beaning.

There’s a tree on the grounds
Where no songbird dares sing
It’s no wonder the boy has misgivings.

Ooh, it makes him wonder.
Ooh, it makes him wonder.

And old Hagrid has pets
From which distance is best.
That is unless you like fire breathing.
In the woods there have been
Headless hunts through the trees
While poor old Sir Nicholas stands looking.

Ooh, it makes him wonder.
Ooh, it really makes him wonder.

And there are many who say
If his ghouls find a way
Then the Unnamed will lead us to treason.
Unless the boy with the stone
Comes into his own
And the hallways will echo with laughter.

If you should fail your potions final
Don’t be alarmed now.
It’s just some sour grapes from that snake Snape.
Yes Crabbe and Goyle are two morons
But in the long run.
Malfoy’s the one to keep close watch upon.

Ooh, it makes him wonder.
Ooh, it really makes him wonder.

The Snitch is humming as it flies by
Into the blue sky,
And Wood is calling you to join him.
Dear Harry can you feel your scar burn?
And have you learned
Your parents call you on the whispering wind?

As Neville searches for his toad.
Deatheaters stalk our very souls.
There walks a Wizard of great years -
The only one the Unnamed fears.
But your path is not yet clear.
And as you look into the mirror,
You will face what you hold dear,
And find the strength to lose it all
To hold the rock and not to fall.

And he’s riding the railway to Hogwarts.


from Aliens Ate My Homework, released March 15, 2004
Maya Bohnhoff - Vocals
Jeff Bohnhoff - Guitars, Bass, Drum Programming, Recorder



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Jeff and Maya Bohnhoff San Jose, California

Jeff and Maya have an identity crisis. Their music is sometimes uproariously funny parody (like their spot-on "Bohemian Rhapsody" parody "Midichlorian Rhapsody", or hauntingly beautiful, like "Road to Jerusalem" or "Manhattan Sleeps". One way or another, their music will create strong emotions. Jeff and Maya have been creating music together since 1979, and plan to continue for some time to come. ... more

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