"Trucks And Trains" as written by and Mathew Thomas Skiba Mike Felumlee....
These days go by like trucks and trains
Some hit so hard you barely feel a thing
Lights out right now back then and forevermore
Lights out left now these robots marching

To the nearest liquor store
There's something green that's leaving town
Always thought it was blue
Always knew I was wrong

Where it goes hell knows
Maybe somewhere better than here
And what they say of the grass on the other sides true
Too much time looking up is turning everything blue

Including me, including you
Including you
These times count down like boats and planes
Some wash away in undertow

Some plummet down in flames
Lights out right now back then and forevermore
With sirens on this ambulance is racing
To the west coast shore

There's something blue that's leaving town
We always talked about black we're considering brown
Where it goes hell knows
Maybe somewhere better than here

And what they say of the grass on the other sides true
Too much time looking up's turning everything blue
Including me, including the ocean, including you
Feel the ocean blue

Engulfing you
I view the deep blue sea
It's turning red right in front of me
There's something gray that's leaving town

And it's way beyond me
How it gets off the ground
Where it goes hell knows
Maybe somewhere better than here

And what they say of the grass on the other sides true
Too much time looking ups turning everything blue
Including me, including the pilots, including you


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"Trucks and Trains" as written by Matthew Thomas Skiba Daniel Michael Andriano

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    General CommentThis song is about feeling stuck in your life, and the monotony of being unhappy with your current situation.

    Hence all the talk about the grass on the other side, looking up, and the various references to methods of travel and the repetition of them leaving town to "somewhere better than here"
    Airman1415on August 13, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song discribes suicide and death so well that its scary. Alot of alkaline trio's songs deal with pain and loss, but this song tops it all off. Jumping off a cliff into the california ocean and watching your own blood turn the water red before you die. Anyone listening to this song should have some beer and aspirin ready. Alk3 kicks ass
    burnout56on February 03, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song discribes suicide and death so well that its scary. Alot of alkaline trio's songs deal with pain and loss, but this song tops it all off. Jumping off a cliff into the california ocean and watching your own blood turn the water red before you die. Anyone listening to this song should have some beer and aspirin ready. Alk3 kicks ass
    burnout56on February 03, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song has to be my ABSOLUTE favorite alk3 song... although it took me quite a while to realize it because every alkaline trio song is wonderful. however this song just has an awesome sound to it and you cant beat the lyrics (eh theyre a little depressing, but thats the way i like em hehe).
    alk3girlon February 17, 2002   Link
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    General CommentThis song is just amazing to me. My friend and I listened to it many times and talked about meanings of it and how it described our lives so well. It was our favorite song. When he died last June it was one of the best comforts...
    brokenheartedon March 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song.... thats all i have to say
    seaworthy_kittyon May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song too, it's great when you're depressed (but can't that be said of all alk3?)
    finchguyon July 24, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI don't really see the suicide aspect in this song, I think it is more to do with the feeling of being bored of where you are in life and work and wishing your life was better than it is now.
    quiffpornon August 07, 2002   Link
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    General CommentI don't know how someone can not see the suicide part of this song...ALK3 songs often use graphic morbid imagery, but man, when it hits that part "Feel the ocean blue Engulfing you. I view the deep blue sea, It's turning red right in front of me" goddamn if it doesn't send chills up my spine every time. Seeing the water turn red in front of you as you die. That line stays in my head as one of the most disturbing (but great)lines in any song. That makes this song my favorite trio song. So awesome, tops it all off.
    Madcappunkon August 16, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIve kind of changed my mind about the meaning of this song, I think its more about how wishing his life was different has caused him to miss what he already has "too much time looking up's turning everything blue, including me, including you". I think the section about the sea also talks about this, kind of like he is lookig out at the sea, wishing he was somewhere else, and this is causing him to miss what is going on around him "Feel the ocean blue engulfing you"

    I agree though, this is the alkaline trio's best song
    quiffpornon August 19, 2002   Link

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