"Runaway Trains" as written by and Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell....
She's up there all alone
I'm down here changing lanes
Her room was dark and cold
I'm listening to the waves

And I'm depending on time , babe
To get you out of my mind

I guess it's one of those things
You can never explain
Like when an angel cries
Like runaway trains

Like one of those times
That's never the same
Like when something dies
Like runaway trains

She says "I understand
I'm used to being alone
And holding my own hand
I'm stronger than you know"

I guess it's one of those things
You can never explain
Like when an angel cries
Like runaway trains

Like one of those times
That's never the same
Like when something dies
Like runaway trains

Don't blame me
I guess it's one of those things
You can never explain
Like when an angel cries
Like are you naway trains

Like one of those times
That's never the same
Like when something dies
Like runaway trains


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"Runaway Trains" as written by Tom Petty Michael W. Campbell

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    General Commenta metaphor of heartbreak/lonliness compared to an inevitable trainwreck
    LolaBaton November 20, 2004   Link
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    General CommentI would argue that this is Tom Petty's finest song.

    The lyrics are haunting, as a story of two people who just missed each other, for better or for worse. The drums are inspired. The melodies are irresistible. Everything about it just plain clicks.
    raffishtenant2on December 21, 2007   Link

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