Roll over baby, the time has come
to make a little bit more room
I've hung around you, it's getting tough
I think I'm gonna break down soon

I remember, crying in the park, it was getting dark
Suddenly I looked up
You were my sky
So go on and
Sleep darling
Why don't you pretend we were just a dream
It's cool baby
It doesn't matter anyway
I'm so sorry
We got to the station a little too late
It's such a shame
We just missed the train

Be quiet angel, don't make a sound
Save it for a rainy day
Oh can't you see me, I'm such a mess
trying hard to find my way

Do you remember, wasting all that time, we were feeling fine
Though we couldn't walk a line
We were alright

So go on and
Sleep darling
Why don't you pretend we were just a dream
It's cool baby
It doesn't matter anyway
I'm so sorry
We got to the station a little too late
It's such a shame
We just missed the train

Oh, why'd that train just pass us by
Didn't anyone see
We were stuck at the light
Or we would've made it on time

So sleep darling
Why don't you pretend we were just a dream
It's cool baby
It doesn't matter anyway
I'm so sorry
We got to the station a little too late
It's such a shame
We just missed the train



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"Just Missed the Train" as written by Danielle Brisebois, Scott Cutler

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing

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  • +3
    General Comment:i dont think its about breaking up at all. this is clearly about a guy she knew that was a good friend that she was in love with.

    first verse: "roll over baby/the time has come/to make a little bit more room/i’ve hung around you" shes saying how she was always with him, always around and always the friend, and he never "made more room" for them to become more than friends... "its getting tough/i think im gonna break down soon" she cant stand it anymore, she needs to have him as more than her friend. also, she feels that everything else in her life is "getting tough" as well, which leads into the next line, "i remember crying in the park/it was getting dark" shes crying over him, over her "dark" life. "suddenly i looked up/you were my sky" when she thought things couldnt get any worse, he was there to rescue her, she finally thought he recognized her as a lover and not just a friend.

    then the chorus: "so go on and sleep darling/why dont you pretend we were just a dream/it's cool baby/doesnt matter anyway" she realizes he ISNT thinking of her as more of a friend... basically saying go back to sleep, go back to the way things were... then sarcastically saying to pretend all her feelings and friendship meant nothing. "im so sorry/got to the station a little too late/such a shame/just missed the train" shes "sorry" she wasnt enough to be his lover, she just missed the train and the qualifications of being his girlfriend.

    second verse: "be quite anglel/dont make a sound/save it for a rainy day/" she doesnt want to hear anymore about he values her so much as a friend, the sting of it might kill her. "oh cant you see me/im such a mess/trying hard to find my way" he cant see how much he has hurt her by doing nothing and not loving her how she loves him. "you remember wasting all the time/we were feeling fine/we couldnt walk the line/we were alright" shes referring to when things were simpler between them, when their friendship was easy and she didnt have to worry about "walking the line" between friends and lovers, and they were alright.

    last verse: "why'd that train just pass us by/didnt anyone see we were so damn in love/and we would've made it on time" shes wondering if she was the only one who saw a potential love and relationship there, wondering how he or no one else ever saw it, and wondering how and why they never made it on the "train" of being in love.

    thats my interpretation of it anyway. love this song =]
    gab02882on January 05, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i think this song is about a couple that missed out on the chance of love ("missed the train") and the chance to make a commitment and have more.
    evanescent05on June 19, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:i love this song!!!! yeah i think its about her missing her chance with a guy...really sad i can relate to it....
    CutieTrish3on May 08, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Roll over baby
    The time has come
    To make a little bit more room
    I’ve hung around you
    It’s getting tough
    I think I’m gonna break down soon
    Cuz I remember
    Crying in the park
    It was getting dark
    Suddenly I looked up
    You were my sky

    So go on
    And sleep darlin
    Why don’t you pretend we were just a dream
    It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway
    Well I’m so sorry
    We got to the station a little too late
    Such a shame
    We just missed the train
    We just missed the train

    Be quiet angel (
    Don’t make a sound
    Save it for a rainy day
    Oh can’t you see me
    I’m such a mess
    Trying hard to find my way
    Do you remember wasting all the time
    We were feeling fine
    Though we couldn't walk a line,
    We were all right

    So go on
    And sleep darlin
    Why don’t you pretend we were just a dream
    It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway
    Well I’m so sorry
    We got to the station a little too late
    Such a shame
    We just missed the train

    Oh why'd that train just pass us by
    Didn’t anyone see we were stuck at the light
    And we would've made it on time

    Yeah
    Yeah
    Yeah

    So sleep darlin
    Why don’t you pretend we were just a dream
    It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway
    Well I’m so sorry
    We got to the station a little too late
    And sleep darlin
    Why don’t you pretend we were just a dream
    It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway
    Well I’m so sorry
    We got to the station a little too late
    Such a shame
    We just missed the train

    ^ real lyrics.





    Either they got into a car accident and the boy died.
    Just missed the train symbols = comittment
    or (Kelly wrote another song called After The Love) Which is about a relationship she ends because of her career. May be it means, they both have different futures? They were inlove but had different dreams?

    Idk, you decide. "We couldn't walk a line. We were alright." could resemble being drunk and being pulled over.
    Plus, "Be quiet angel don't make a sound. Save it for a rainy day." I have some belieth he died in a car accident.
    Also the bridge convinces me.. he died too.

    But, those are the real lyrics. You decide..
    jonjondecoderon December 30, 2010   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think it seems like this guy has dumped her, but she knows that they're right for each other. She's saying that he can pretend all he wants that they weren't right for each other, but it's too late now. But it's a kick booty song. Very "michelle branch." I love it. I wanna learn how to play it on the guitar...once I learn how to play guitar. ;)
    roxieharton June 25, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:One of my favorite songs on the album, it reminds me of autumn for some reason. I agree that it's about a couple who missed their chance for commitment and love.
    charlsieon July 05, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I think this song is about how her and a guy wanted to work something out together, but ultimately, things didn`t turn out as expected. Somehow, they lost the chance. A really sad song, but a good song.
    suepursticiouson October 17, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song ... it's so sad because it's me and my exboyfriend's theme song after we broke up.

    I think it's about a girl and guy who did have a relationship and it didn't work out but obviously, the girl still loves him but she doesn't know if the guy wants her the same way. She's trying to start things again but she's confused so she's letting him have his silence while she tries to figure things out and all she can really do is reminisce about how they use to be.

    I think though that the reason they didn't work out in the first place was because the girl didn't know what she wanted hence that "SHE missed the train". I don't think she was ready to be with him yet and now she's regretting the fact that they had something so good and now it's gone.

    She's just in denial of everything -> "It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway " She's trying but she can't let go.

    Man would I ever love to perform this song.
    wickedleeon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song ... it's so sad because it's me and my exboyfriend's theme song after we broke up.

    I think it's about a girl and guy who did have a relationship and it didn't work out but obviously, the girl still loves him but she doesn't know if the guy wants her the same way. She's trying to start things again but she's confused so she's letting him have his silence while she tries to figure things out and all she can really do is reminisce about how they use to be.

    I think though that the reason they didn't work out in the first place was because the girl didn't know what she wanted hence that "SHE missed the train". I don't think she was ready to be with him yet and now she's regretting the fact that they had something so good and now it's gone.

    She's just in denial of everything -> "It’s cool baby
    It doesn’t matter anyway " She's trying but she can't let go.

    Man would I ever love to perform this song.
    wickedleeon December 03, 2004   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:I love this song, its the best on the album! I think its about a girl who can't go over her guy. She can't stop thinking about him, but he just thinks of her as another girl, like it was kinda a one time thing, kinda like the Avril song happy ending. I think that girls get more upset over broken hearts then guys do and she just can't get over the fact the her ex boyfriend has moved on."Didn’t anyone see we were so damn in love" its almost as if she dreamed the whole thing and is obsessing af this is making her paranoid because they were a great couple and now he doesn't remember her or they're memories along with everyone else.She just wants to go back to being in love and who could blame her?I love this song so much!
    KerryCherry1616on December 22, 2004   Link

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